MENTAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MENTAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Utah must increase services to mentally ill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313751-82/utah-mental-health-robin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313751-82/utah-mental-health-robin.html.csp">Letter: Utah must increase services to mentally ill</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T19:52:51.719-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In 2002, I got lucky and ran into Robin Williams at Lake Tahoe where he was performing that night. Most of our talk was about the Winter Olympics that were going on in Utah. I found him to be approachable, pleasant to talk to and he made me laugh. With Robin and many other people with depression or bipolar disease, it is not hard to understand why people with these conditions do commit suicide. Depression and bipolar are horrible diseases which can be treated just like high blood pressure, cance...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313751@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:52:51 MDT Op-ed: Get the nonviolent mentally ill out of our prisons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293749-82/disorders-utah-brain-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293749-82/disorders-utah-brain-health.html.csp">Op-ed: Get the nonviolent mentally ill out of our prisons</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mary Jo McMillen and Jamie Justice</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T17:57:02.553-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 05:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Utah and the Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness (USARA) are longtime advocates for individuals and families who struggle with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. We’ve seen the triumphs and tragedies for Utahns across the spectrum. These brain disorders don’t confine themselves to any single age group, demographic or economic status. But all too often they contribute to actions that may land the person in the county jail or st...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58293749@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:57:02 MDT Contra Costa Times: Williams’ death has an all-too-common cause http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58289422-82/depression-williams-mental-understanding.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58289422-82/depression-williams-mental-understanding.html.csp">Contra Costa Times: Williams’ death has an all-too-common cause</a></h4>