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Researchers stumble on middle-age mental health crisis
H. Steven Moffic, M.D.  |  Behavioral Healthcare
A big spike in the death rate for middle-aged “white” non-Hispanic Americans in U.S. is being attributed to behavioral health disorders.

DEPRESSED IN THE CITY: 1 in 5 New Yorkers suffer from mental health disorders
Daren Gregorian I New York Daily News 
Major depressive disorders are the single greatest source of disability in NYC.

How to Help Save the Mentally Ill From Themselves
Norman J. Ornstein  |  The New York Times
A father who dealt with the gut-wrenching mental illness and death of his son offers arguments for passage of the Murphy-Johnson mental health bill.

Depressed? Look For Help From A Human, Not A Computer
Lynne Shallcross  |  NPR
Computer-assisted behavioral therapy may be no more effective in treating depression than the traditional care patients receive from their doctors.

Can technology transform mental health care?
Irv Lichtenwald  I  HITinsight Blog 
There are about 800 smart phone apps oriented around mental health. Can apps provide any benefit at all?

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