mental health

Spy Agencies Struggle to Spot Threats from Lone, Mentally Ill Attackers

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, July 24 – Recent attacks on civilians in the U.S. and Europe have exposed a gap in the intelligence community’s efforts to track suspected extremists and prevent mass killings, a half dozen American, British and French counterterrorism officials told Reuters. The attacks have a common theme of being carried out by

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Lebanon Struggles to Help Syrian Refugees With Mental Health Problems

By Dana Halawi BEIRUT, March 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Syrian refugee Fatmeh fled to safety in Lebanon in 2011 after militants raided the family home, beat her up and tried to rape her. But her problems were far from over. Two months after the attack Fatmeh—then aged about 12—developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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Britain’s Kate Uses Guest Editor Role to Tackle Mental Illness Stigma

LONDON, Feb 17 – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate would seek help for their children George and Charlotte if they had mental health problems one day, Kate wrote in a blog published on Wednesday that sought to tackle the stigma associated with mental illness. Acting as guest-editor for a day of the Huffington

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