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Mental Health - Latest News
Nov 23, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- The National Catholic Partnership on Disability’s Council on Mental Illness applauded Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska “on his complete candor regarding his recent experience of coping with mental illness.”
Nov 14, 2020 - 03:45 am .- In December 2019, Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln announced he was going on a medical leave of absence.
Nov 12, 2020 - 10:07 am .- Bishop James Conley announced that he is resuming full pastoral care of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, following an 11-month leave of absence to receive mental health treatment.
Aug 25, 2020 - 10:37 am .- The woman who yelled at a lector and punched her twice during Mass at the Philadelphia cathedral is not mentally fit to be prosecuted, a local journalist reported Monday.
Aug 14, 2020 - 02:05 pm .- Over a quarter of young adults aged 18-24 have seriously contemplated suicide over the last month, a new Centers for Disease Control survey has found. 
Apr 30, 2020 - 06:32 pm .- The Archdiocese of New York has offered prayer for the repose of the soul of Marc Lamparello, who committed suicide earlier this month.
Feb 15, 2020 - 04:00 am .- After the suicide of a Missouri priest last month, psychologists talked with CNA about the issues priests can face when they need help with caring for their mental heatlh.
Feb 17, 2019 - 04:48 pm .- As part of a new nationwide program, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada is hoping to reduce chronic homelessness in the area by 20 percent in the next five years.
Jun 19, 2018 - 04:00 am .- This week, the World Health Organization added “gaming disorder” to its list of International Classification of Diseases, drawing praise from one mental health expert who applauded the crucial first step in addressing a mounting epidemic.  
Dec 29, 2017 - 05:11 pm .- People with severe mental illness are much more likely to be incarcerated than treated for their disorders, say advocates, and changes need to be made in order to break the vicious cycle of prison and homelessness.
Oct 10, 2017 - 02:17 pm .- Maria had been struggling with some depressive and anxious thoughts for a while, although at the time, she didn’t recognize them as such. Probably because she was 14 years old.  
Jun 30, 2017 - 04:01 pm .- William Morva is scheduled to be executed in Virginia on July 6.
Nov 2, 2016 - 04:19 pm .- Representatives of the nation’s capital voted Tuesday to approve physician-assisted suicide, despite strong opposition from religious, legal and medical leaders.
Sep 29, 2016 - 03:32 pm .- For the millions of women using hormonal birth control, side effects are nothing new. Headaches, mood swings and weight gain are all commonly reported side effects, not to mention more serious problems such as blood clots and migraines.  
Sep 3, 2016 - 04:55 pm .- Abortion during the late teen and early adult years raises a woman’s risk of mental health problems and may be linked to almost one in ten cases of these women’s mental disorders, a new study says.
Jul 9, 2016 - 04:01 pm .- A few weeks ago, I put out a little blurb on my personal Facebook wall.
Dec 2, 2014 - 04:59 pm .- The Texas Catholic Conference has called on governor Rick Perry to stay the execution of mentally ill death row inmate Scott Louis Panetti, saying his execution is “not merely unjust, but immoral.”
Aug 13, 2014 - 04:05 am .- The death of iconic comedy star Robin Williams highlights the need for greater education, understanding and support surrounding those struggling with mental illness, say mental health advocates.
Aug 12, 2014 - 12:18 pm .- L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, published a brief Aug. 12 article on the death of Robin Williams, calling the comedian and actor an “unforgettable clown with a heart of gold.”

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