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7 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Effort to expand police mental health coverage progresses

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - An effort to extend workers' compensation coverage to Connecticut police officers suffering from mental injuries has cleared a key hurdle after years of defeat. The state Senate voted 25-11 early Friday morning in favor of legislation to cover job-related mental health injuries that did not arise ...

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7 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Police say mental health patient assaulted staff, fled

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Police say a mental health patient in Tacoma assaulted three staff members, carjacked a woman and tried to run down two police officers, prompting one to shoot at him. The News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1Lu3Ho0 ) that the incident started about 10:30 a.m. Friday at Comprehensive Life ...

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8 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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The Stress Of Immigration Can Cause Psychosis, According To New Study

The stress and hardship faced by immigrants setting up in a new country could be contributing to an increased risk of psychosis among certain communities. And for those coming to a new country with refugee status -- which usually means they’re also escaping adversity or trauma -- the risk of mental illness is even higher, according to a new study ...

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15 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Here Are A Few Of The Things The LGBT Community Will Still Be Fighting For After Marriage

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court may make history this summer if it rules same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional. Such a decision would be a huge win for gay marriage advocates, but it doesn't mean the fight for LGBT rights will be close to being over. The LGBT community will still be fighting legal battles for decades -- while facing continued discrimination. ...

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17 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Here Are A Few The Things The LGBT Community Will Still Be Fighting For After Marriage

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court may make history this summer if it rules same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional. Such a decision would be a huge win for gay marriage advocates, but it doesn't mean the fight for LGBT rights will be close to being over. The LGBT community will still be fighting legal battles for decades -- while facing continued discrimination. ...

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