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I first became interested in jail suicides when I was reporting on the state prison in Montana, where I found that murders were quite uncommon inside the prison — but suicides were not.
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A landmark court decision gives hope to people with mental illness in Mississippi, who are caught up in a dysfunctional mental health system, and their families.

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Prevention is always king, but what does the evidence say about the best way to treat kids who have already suffered abuse?
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Mental health and teen suicide have become massive topics in Colorado, especially in recent months as a high school near Denver reported two student deaths in a single semester.
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The suicide rate has grown faster for young black and Latino males in Texas over the last 10 years, a Dallas Morning News analysis of CDC data found.
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“The Children of Central City,” a NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune multimedia series examining the long-term impact of trauma on New Orleans’ children, has won the National Press Foundation’s Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting.
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A San Diego Business Journal examination, which included multiple public records requests, revealed the extent of the patient backlog.
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Support for Curcio’s reporting on this project also came from the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism at the University of Southern California.
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Support for Curcio’s reporting on this project also came from the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism at the University of Southern California.

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