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No, Mental Illness Does Not Lead to Terrorism
Lindsay Holmes  |  The Huffington Post
Only 3 to 5 percent of violence is attributable to those with a mental illness. Indeed, the mentally ill are more likely to be victims than perpetrators.

Can Pokemon Go Help Patients with Mental Illness?
Dr. Ben Michaelis  | Fox News Health
Yes, Pokemon GO can be a distraction, but it can also get those with anxiety, agoraphobia and depression off the couch and out of the house.

How Can We Commit to Better Mental Healthcare Right Now?
Irv Lichtenwald  |  HIT Consultant
Recently passed House legislation is helpful, but Senate participation is also essential, as is the restoration of lost psychiatric beds.

Recent Funding Cuts Overwhelm Emergency Rooms
Sarah Daren  |  The Doctor Weighs In
Annually, 6 million ER visits are for non-physical health issues, with associated costs of $20 billion in 2003 rising to more than $40 billion in the near future. 

Mental Health Parity Still Lags for Drug Use Disorders
Neel A. Duggal  | Medpage Today
While health insurance coverage for mental illnesses rose 24 percent from 1986 to 2014, coverage of substance abuse treatment has been stagnant.

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Obamacare and Mental Health: An Unfinished Story

Telemedicine Companies See Mental Health as Next Frontier

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