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Race and the death penalty collide in Colorado

...involved white and Hispanic men (1997 and 1967, respectively). And Holmes' attorneys aggressively emphasized his mental illness, going so far as to push, unsuccessfuly, an insanity defense. But Lewis has his own tale of woe - broken family...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-16/race-and-the-death-penalty-collid
Opinion
Community health care provider faces financial challenges

...Alaska cut mental health spending by 37 percent between 2009 and 2012, according to data from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. At PCHS those cuts translated in 2012 to more than $1 million in state reimbursement for time PCHS spends treating...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-02/community-health-care-provider-faces
News
What others say: Too much shooting on U.S. streets

...Michael Brown, who was shot to death in August by an officer in Ferguson, Mo.Although Brinsley had a history of mental illness, it is small consolation to the two family members who lost sons, husbands and a father in the deadly assault...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-04/what-others-say-too-much-shooting
Opinion
Walmart shooter sentenced

...Cale, had wanted to present evidence of Nelund's mental illness, including testimony from a family physician who...the drug deal and the shooting, was suffering from mental illness and had gone off of her medications upon becoming...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-26/walmart-shooter-sentenced
News
Village mental health, public safety takes center stage at conference

...lot of it goes right back to the substance abuse," she said. "We can help a lot of things, but we can't help mental illness. We need professional doctors."Tanana Chiefs Conference receives $4 million each year from the federal government...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-22/village-mental-health-public-safety-
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Raising awareness can help prevent suicide

...the website afsp.org. There are Mental Health First Aid courses being taught all over Alaska, teaching signs of mental illness and erasing the stigma, asking for help is OK. Should you are someone you know be in crisis help is available 24...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-09-15/raising-awareness-can-hel
Letters
What others say: Military must do more to combat sexual assaults

...to transition problems for returning veterans ranging from joblessness to homelessness to untreated physical and mental illnesses. But it also pointed to just how far the military must still go to address sexual abuse in the ranks.The study...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-08/what-others-say-military-must-do-
Opinion
Poetry helps woman move toward healing

...The book itself is dedicated to the oldest of her two sons, Harold, who Schrader says suffered the most from her mental illness."How do you summarize putting your son through emotional abandonment when going through bipolar depression...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-12-17/poetry-helps-woman-mov
Arts & Entertainment
More details released in Buccaneer bankruptcy

...the roughly $26 million the trust budgets each year for programs and services for Alaskans with disabilities and mental illness, according to the trust. Overall, Balash said the state has had "a couple rubs" with Buccaneer during the company's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-05
News
UCSB shooter insane, not sexist

...young man not getting proper treatment for his severe mental illness. Rodger's mother had been so frightened by his...proven impervious to serious discussion of severe mental illness and how it is treated in this country, despite repeated...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-06-01
Opinion

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