Monthly Archives: May 2016

21 movies to watch that accurately portray mental illness

With May being National Mental Health Awareness Month, in addition to NAMI Southwest Utah’s regularly scheduled support groups, the organization is recommending several films that accurately — and constructively — portray various mental illnesses for people who are struggling themselves … Continue reading

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Common Misconceptions About Mental Illness

Here are the five things everybody gets wrong about mental illness. Common Misconceptions About Mental Illness Here are the five things everybody gets wrong about mental illness. 1. Mental health problems last forever. 2. Mental illnesses aren’t real — they’re … Continue reading

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This is what it’s like to be arrested while suffering mental illness

More than half of all prison and jail inmates have a mental health issue. You can imagine the kind of reaction someone like me might have when delusions trigger an incident in which a police officer wants to engage with … Continue reading

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For Police, a Playbook for Conflicts Involving Mental Illness

Studies have found that the training can alter the way officers view people with mental illness. And the approach, which teaches officers ways to defuse potentially violent encounters before force becomes necessary, is useful for officers facing any volatile situation, … Continue reading

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