When The Levees Broke: The rate of suicide in 2008 and 2009 in Orleans Parish was about twice as high as it was the two years before the levees broke.  Above, the 17th Street Canal Levee. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Traces Of Katrina: New Orleans Suicide Rate Still Up

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Trapped Miners Face Dangerous Isolation

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As Memories Slip Away, A Grandfather Reflects

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Actually, Buying Happiness Isn't Very Expensive

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First Spill Studies Show Gulf Kids Are At Risk

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Children light candles to observe India's first National Mental Health Awareness Day, in New Delhi on Aug. 6. Anupam Nath/AP hide caption

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In India, Stigma Of Mental Illness Hinders Treatment

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Resident exorcist Muthalama at the temple at Hanumanthapuram in rural Tamil Nadu claims she can purge the possessed of evil spirits. She uses the trident, or three-pronged spear, and the neem leaves she holds in her right hand. The red and yellow powder on her forehead indicates her holy status. Miranda Kennedy for NPR hide caption

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India's Mentally Ill Turn To Faith, Not Medicine

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A Dark View Of Dostoevsky On The Moscow Subway

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This composite image of brain scans shows two traits of a highly impulsive individual. The cool colors in the midbrain are indicative of a decrease in dopamine receptor levels while the warm colors show elevated levels of dopamine in a different part of the brain called the striatum. Joshua W. Buckholtz and David H. Zald hide caption

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Just Buy It: Impulsiveness Tied To Brain Chemical

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The Daily Challenges Of Learning To Be A Widow

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Weathering Emotional Storms Over Gulf Oil Spill

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Ron Capps spent 25 years in the Foreign Service and the Army Reserve. Like many other soldiers, he suffers from PTSD, but unlike some others he asked for help. Courtesy of Ron Capps hide caption

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Reducing The Stigma Of PTSD In Army Culture

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A Psychiatrist's Prescription For His Profession

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