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Mental Illness

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Questions about guns

We know what won’t change gun laws in the United States:

January 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Working through mental illness with words

‘What do you think?”

January 16, 2014 7:00 amLoading…

Misconceptions about mental illness the focus of book by Tucson author

Ending misconceptions about the mentally ill is a goal of local writer and editor Sheila Wilensky, who recently published a book, “A Certain Slant of Light: Emerging From the Shadows of Mental Illness.” Wilensky includes the perspectives and insights of several Tucsonans in her work.

January 14, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…
Mentor program creates lifelong friendships

Mentor program creates lifelong friendships

They call it an “uncommon commitment,” and that’s true — but it’s also much more.

December 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Steller: Right-to-die advocate pushes new frontier

If you think the idea of assisted suicide is controversial, welcome to the farthest frontier in the debate.

November 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
A solution: Deep depression is overcome, with help

A solution: Deep depression is overcome, with help

Andrea Francis' life took a difficult turn a few years ago when she lost her job, couldn't find a new one and fell into a depression.

August 06, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
Deep depression is overcome, with help

Deep depression is overcome, with help

Andrea Francis

August 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest Column: I'm mentally ill, and I own a gun; I have good reasons, but we need rules

I am grateful for President's Obama's recent efforts to advocate for increased awareness of mental illness and the challenges of living with it or caring for someone who does. I have been truly horrified and discouraged when I learn of violent crimes committed by people with a history of men…

June 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Many in mental crisis call Tucson police

Tucson Police Department receives more calls about mental illness than about burglaries or stolen cars.

April 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Lawmakers vote to scrap archaic term in Arizona mental-health law

PHOENIX - Hoping to encourage people to get the treatment they need, state lawmakers gave final approval Monday to repealing outdated state laws referring to the mentally ill as "idiots."

April 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Barber's receipt of Schorr Award appropriate

In deciding to honor U.S. Rep. Ron Barber for his "distinguished contribution in furthering public understanding of mental illness," we agree with Si Schorr, attorney, community leader and founder, with his wife, Ellie, of the Schorr Family Award:

April 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Giffords, back at tragic site, asks for wider gun checks

Giffords, back at tragic site, asks for wider gun checks

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned Wednesday to the northwest-side grocery store where she was nearly slain on Jan. 8, 2011, to advocate for expanded background checks for gun buyers.

March 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Teachers, clinics are asked to spot next Loughner

Teachers, clinics are asked to spot next Loughner

R-Fountain Hills

February 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Teachers, clinics are asked to spot next Loughner

Teachers, clinics are asked to spot next Loughner

PHOENIX - Calling it a key to preventing mass shootings, a House panel voted Wednesday to require teachers and health professionals to report potentially dangerous people to police.

February 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Church sets forums on mental illness

The Mental Illness Ministry at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church is presenting a pair of forums designed to educate and raise awareness about mental illness.

February 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Tim Steller: Keeping guns from mentally ill a shallow fix

When Judge David Ostapuk ordered a woman into mental-health treatment in Tucson one day last week, he warned she can't have guns.

January 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Study: Mental health care mostly fails to help suicidal teens

SAN FRANCISCO - Most teenagers who commit suicide or attempt to do so have received mental health treatment, according to researchers who suggest these adolescents aren't getting the right care to prevent such action.

January 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Children need support, facts on Newtown

Children and adolescents are talking about the Newtown shootings, and parents can play a role in how it affects them.

December 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Loughner is returned to prison in Missouri

The man who carried out the Tucson shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been returned to the federal prison in Missouri where he has been treated for mental illness for about 18 months.

November 14, 2012 12:00 am

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