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Texas Set to Execute Man of Questionable Competence

The state of Texas is set to execute Scott Panetti next week, a man who, though found competent to stand trial, has a long history of mental illness.

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Susanne Eman, Facebook
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800-Pound Bride Susanne Eman Bulking Up for Her Big Wedding Day

It’s pretty common knowledge that most brides will stress out about losing weight before the wedding in an effort to fit into that perfect dress. For this Susanne Eman, however, fitting into the perfect dress means not losing sight of her goal and keeping her weight at 800 pounds.

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Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Rates of Mental Illness?

Data from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA) suggests 20 percent of American adults — 44.5 million people — experienced some sort of mental illness over the last year.

The report defines “mental illness” as any sort of diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder that causes “substantial functional impairment” or requires treatment, and provides a list of how much of each state’s population has suffered such a disorder.

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Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Put Women at Higher Risk for Mental Disorders

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association states women who’ve been the victim of rape, sexual assault, stalking, or intimate-partner violence are much more likely to develop a mental disorder.

In the study, researchers in Australia found 57 percent of women who’d suffered at least one incident of abuse also had a history of depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse, or anxiety — including panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. That’s more than twice the rate of women who had no such abuse.

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Jared Loughner
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Mental Health Warnings Ignored

First and foremost, looking at this picture, is there any thought that this guy ISN'T crazy? This guys is obviously nuts.

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