Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law that allows mental health professionals to refuse treatment to patients based on personal or religious beliefs. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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A Concussion Can Lead To Sleep Problems That Last For Years
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One Silicon Valley startup that encouraged its employees to think about work 24/7 found they missed market signals, tanked deals and became too irritable to build crucial working relationships. Hill Street Studios/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Many Grouchy, Error-Prone Workers Just Need More Sleep
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Stacey McHoul said she ran out of psychiatric medicine a few days after leaving jail last year and soon began using heroin again. Courtesy of Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Back From Greenland, The Country With World's Highest Suicide Rate
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How Talking Openly Against Stigma Helped A Mother And Son Cope With Bipolar Disorder
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What's A Better Way To Talk About Abortion?
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Suicide rates for women and girls are on the rise. Eva Bee/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls
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Half Your Brain Stands Guard When Sleeping In A New Place
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The Arctic Suicides: It's Not The Dark That Kills You
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Life Expectancy Drops For White Women, Increases For Black Men
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Siblings Sangeeta (from left), Sunil and Ravi Tripathi. Sunil went missing weeks before the Boston Marathon, and media outlets misidentified him as one of the bombing suspects. One Production Place hide caption

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How Social Media Smeared A Missing Student As A Terrorism Suspect
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High school students in Tanzania gather in a Mental Health Listening Club — first comes the soap opera, then the chance to ask questions about topics like depression. Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco for Farm Radio International hide caption

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Political Columnist Ron Fournier Talks New Book 'Love That Boy'
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A woman speaks at a support group for residents of a community in Bong County, Liberia, who are suffering the psychological aftermath of the Ebola crisis. International Medical Corps set up the group to complement the medical services it has offered to patients. Crystal Wells/International Medical Corps hide caption

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Study: Mental Illness Is As Much Of A Global Threat As Infectious Diseases
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The isolated Cree community of Attawapiskat — shown several years ago, in a photo by the Toronto Star — struggled all winter with a high rate of suicide attempts. Spencer Wynn/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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Parent Support May Help Transgender Children's Mental Health
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Safe Streets outreach coordinator Dante Barksdale says right after a shooting, the injured almost always talk. "Some of them want revenge, right then and there," he says. "Some of them are afraid. They're thinking about their brother or their homeboy. 'Is my man all right? He was with me!' They're real vulnerable. They got questions." Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Baltimore Sees Hospitals As Key To Breaking A Cycle Of Violence
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Steve Julian, a radio host with KPCC in Los Angeles, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer last November. He and his wife, Felicia Friesema, turned to social media for solace, support and the space to process their heartbreaking journey. Rachael Myrow/KQED hide caption

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Cassandra Steptoe (center) rehearses a performance with fellow actresses as part of The Medea Project, in San Francisco. Steptoe wrote and performs an autobiographical monologue in the production about being HIV-positive. Farida Jhabvala Romero/KQED hide caption

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