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A Virginia state senator voices impatience with the work of a commission he launched, which has secured mental health reforms but has not yet led to the wholesale change envisioned.
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in 2017, the rate of suicide attempts for Hispanic teens in Texas was 11.4 percent, compared with 8.2 percent nationally, according to data from the CDC.
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While the Associated Press started advising reporters to avoid the word “commit” when covering suicide several years ago, many journalists and the public have yet to embrace the shift in language.
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A reporter discovers firsthand the darker side of living in Northern California's seemingly idyllic Mendocino County.
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This story was produced as a project for the 2018 California Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg.  
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This story was produced as a project for the 2018 California Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg. ...
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“The best policy we can pursue is try to reduce access to firearms among people who are suicidal," one researcher says.
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A lack of mental health professionals in rural counties is made worse by high rates of substance abuse, financial stress and isolation, which contribute to depression.
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In 2017, Mendocino County voters voted for a special sales tax to improve mental health services. Is it making a difference yet?
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Hundreds of Arkansas children are thrown behind bars every year. Most haven’t committed a violent crime. Worse, the conditions they face in detention are abysmal.

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