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Four in 10 say they know someone who has been addicted to prescription painkillers
Lenny Bernstein  |  The Washington Post
A Kaiser Family Foundation survey finds a stunning 56 percent of Americans have some kind of personal connection to painkiller addiction.

Is It the Holiday Blues or Seasonal Depression?
David Sack, M.D.  I  Psychology Today
Timing can make it easy to confuse Seasonal Affective Disorder with a bout of the holiday blues, but there are important differences.

We lose a medical school full of physicians every year to suicide
Pamela Wible, M.D.  |  KevinMD.com
Every year, 1 million patients lose their physicians to suicide. One physician talks about ways to reverse this disturbing trend.

Getting mental health care - virtually - at your regular doctor's office
Lena H. Sun  |  The Washington Post
To combat a shortage of counselors, North Carolina makes tele-psychiatric sessions available to patients through primary care providers.

Pending mental health bills thrust into spotlight after US shootings
Nina Flanagan  I  HealthCare Dive
Reacting to yet another mass shooting, Congress discusses pending legislation and the realistic approaches available for treating mental illness.

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