mental illness http://kalw.org en StoryCorps: Overcoming mental illness together http://kalw.org/post/storycorps-overcoming-mental-illness-together <p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:46:03 +0000 Rachel Wong 39885 at http://kalw.org StoryCorps: Overcoming mental illness together Truths and tales about mental illness and guns http://kalw.org/post/truths-and-tales-about-mental-illness-and-guns <p>“If you disagree with background checks, the logical jump is you believe it’s okay for criminals and the dangerously mentally ill to buy guns,” explains Bay Area Congressman Mike Thompson, speaking about his own proposed legislation to limit access to firearms. Thompson’s not the only one to connect mental illness with violence. The country has&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">heard similar statements from national figures across the political spectrum, including the NRA’s Wayne </span>LaPierre, who has stated:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">“We have a mental health system in this country that has completely and totally collapsed. We have no national database of these lunatics."</span></p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 01:49:48 +0000 Kristine Stolakis 25497 at http://kalw.org Truths and tales about mental illness and guns Youth Radio: Calling out students with mental illness won't make schools safer http://kalw.org/post/youth-radio-calling-out-students-mental-illness-wont-make-schools-safer <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 16px;">Mental health advocates want the link between violence and people who are mentally ill to disappear.</span></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:34:00 +0000 Chantell Williams 25258 at http://kalw.org Youth Radio: Calling out students with mental illness won't make schools safer Today on Your Call: What’s the state of mental health services today? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-s-state-mental-health-services-today <P> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Malihe Razazan 22598 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What’s the state of mental health services today?