MPs are calling for new research centre devoted to the mental health of first responders and other public safety officers grappling with the often disturbing toll of their jobs. Estimates indicate that between 10 and 35 per cent of first responders — from paramedics to prison guards — will develop post-traumatic stress disorder, the House.. read more →

Foxy The problem with mental illness is that a lot of people don’t see it in the same way as they do a physical illness. People can see a broken leg; people can’t necessarily pinpoint the signs of a mental illness. I know this all too well because I was one of those people: I.. read more →

Patrick Kennedy memoir about family, addiction, mental illness creates rift among family.   PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A memoir by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy has created a rift with family members upset over his portrayal of family secrecy, substance abuse and mental illness, including of his father, late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy. Kennedy on Tuesday.. read more →