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The Psychological Research That Helps Explain the Election

At the end of most years, I’m typically asked to write about the best psychology papers of the past twelve months. This year, though, is not your typical year. And so, instead of the usual “best of,” I’ve decided to create a list of classic psychology papers and findings that can explain not just …

6 Myths About Suicide That Every Educator And Parent Should Know

There's a perception that children don't kill themselves, but that's just not true. A new report shows that, for the first time, suicide rates for U.S. middle school students have surpassed the rate of death by car crashes.<p>The suicide rate among youngsters ages 10 to 14 has been steadily rising, …

Mental Health

Criminals Need Mental Health Care

<b>Despite what you see</b> on television, a verdict of “not guilty by reason of insanity” is exceedingly rare. Most defendants with mental illnesses end up …

Mental Health

7 Ways 2015 Was Defined By Mental Health

Let's break it down.<p>For the nearly 44 million Americans who experience mental illness in a given year, 2015 could be regarded as a source of solace. This was the year that celebrities spoke up, research improved and more people started prioritizing their mental well-being.<p>"We have made great …

O'Brien Schofield says Panthers were sore losers: 'I was dabbing'

ATLANTA -- Falcons outside linebacker O'Brien Schofield didn't bite his tongue in lashing out at the Panthers after Atlanta's 20-13 victory Sunday …

How fixing America’s mental health system might catch future mass shooters

This week, two shooters opened fire on a workplace holiday party in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people and wounding at least 21. Not much is known about the shooters yet, other than the fact that all four of their weapons were legally purchased, according to the New York Times.<p>What we do …

Mental Health

New Reported Successes in Efforts to Reduce Suicide Rates

Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States. And the suicide rate has grown slightly over the past decade. But a group of …