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Failure to Launch Adolescents: BMC on Fox 2 News

Lori Edelson, Clinic Director of Birmingham Maple Clinic in Troy, MI appeared on Fox 2 News Detroit with Kam Carmen to discuss “Failure to Launch.” “Failure to Launch” refers to the adolescents and young adults that are out of work, out of school, financially reliant on parents and not meeting other appropriate developmental markers. In … Read more

Depression Screening Day on Fox 2 News Detroit w/ BMC’s Carrie Krawiec

As a part of National Depression Screening Day, Carrie Krawiec, therapist at Birmingham Maple Clinic appeared as an expert on Fox 2 News Detroit on October 10, 2013. Carrie was interviewed by Fox 2 News reporter, Anqunette Jamison on the topic of teen depression. National Depression Screening Day raises community awareness, screens people for depression … Read more

Teen Depression Viral Video, National Depression Screening Day, and BMC’s Appearance on Fox 2 News

At a recent TEDxYouth event, 19-year-old Kevin Breel stood up in front of the audience and said “I suffer from depression.” In the 11 minute viral video, shown below, this emerging stand-up comedian explained what it felt like to grow up with a mental illness. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences … Read more

Mend mental health care – The Detroit News

Each time it was inferred that Adam Lanza suffered from Asperger’s syndrome, or that Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes and Gabby Gifford’s shooter Jared Loughner were schizophrenic, mental health providers winced. Not only does blaming mental illness for rampage shootings perpetuate the false notion that mental illness predisposes one to violence, it opens the door … Read more

Deinstitutionalizing Michigan’s mentally ill has been an underfunded disaster – Detroit Free Press

After closing three-quarters of Michigan’s 16 state psychiatric hospitals by 2003, the state put the task of caring for the mentally ill firmly — and appropriately — on the backs of Community Mental Health agencies. With hospital stays costing more than $800 a day, treating mental illness in the community is less expensive, more humane … Read more

Shootings expose cracks in US mental health system – WGCL Atlanta

By CARLA K. JOHNSON and PATRICK CONDONAssociated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Andrew Engeldinger’s parents pushed him for two years to seek treatment for what they suspected was mental illness, but even though he became increasingly paranoid and experienced delusions, there was nothing more they could do. Minnesota law doesn’t allow people to be forced into … Read more

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee’s alleged mistress: Suicide is not an option – Examiner.com

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee was suspended on Tuesday following allegations of an affair with Detroit Police Officer Angelica Robinson. Read allegations regarding Detroit Police Chief sex scandal Sadly, Officer Angelica Robinson posted a picture of herself with a gun in her mouth. The picture is disturbing and indicates she could be suicidal. No matter … Read more

Mental health public policy: Common Sense vs Science – PsychCentral.com (blog)

I’ve got a bad feeling about Senate Bill 3562 introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on September 19. Like me, you may have missed the birth S 3526, which was introduced to “reauthorize and improve the Older Americans Act of 1965, and for other purposes.” I have been slightly preoccupied with the Detroit Tigers and … Read more

Study finds missing link between mental health disorders and chronic diseases … – Medical Xpress

Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers may have discovered why people exposed to war are at increased risk to develop chronic problems like heart disease years later. And the culprit that links the two is surprising. Beginning in the mid-2000s, WSU researchers interviewed a random sample of 145 American immigrants who left Iraq before … Read more