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Friday Round-Up: this week in the news

January 14, 2011
  • Recent violence in Arizona sparks the discussions: what is the connection between mental illness & violence after all?
  • Did you know: homeless women have higher rates of PTSD than returning combat veterans? Unfortunately, trauma can linger long after physical wounds have healed:
  • One in four American women experiences abuse from a partner… and the devastating aftereffects can last a lifetime.
  • Homelessness is becoming a reality for more middle class Americans.
  • Those suffering from depression may go 11 years before getting proper treatment. Asking two simple questions could lead to a more timely diagnosis and change millions of lives:
  • Virginia makes huge cuts to drug assistance for low-income individuals living with HIV and AIDS.
  • A new report confirms an increased number of families experiencing homelessness during the recession.

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