Patient and counselor: In a village near Bhopal, India, a woman with depression (left) meets with her counselor. The counselor, who lives nearby and speaks the same dialect, has received three weeks of intensive training. The patient says the counselor changed her life for the better. Joanne Silberner for NPR hide caption

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Neighbors Treating Neighbors For Depression And Alcoholism

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Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., Sen. Chris Murphy D-Conn., Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., called for Senate passage of the 21st Century Cures Act on Monday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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A federal law that aims to put insurance coverage of mental health care on equal footing with physical health care hasn't succeeded fully. James Boast/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Chris Gethard co-stars in Comedy Central's Broad City and in Mike Birbiglia's film Don't Think Twice. His one-man show, Career Suicide, details his experiences with depression. Atisha Paulson/Chris Gethard hide caption

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Manic And Depressed, 'I Didn't Like Who I Was,' Says Comic Chris Gethard

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Too often, pediatricians say, the teen depression that went undiagnosed in the community shows up in the ER as a suicide attempt. Studio 642/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption

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For Kids, Anxiety About School Can Feel Like 'Being Chased By A Lion'

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Screening Mental Health In Kindergarten Is Way Too Late, Experts Say

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School Nurses Can Be Mental Health 'Detectives' But They Need Help

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A poll of psychiatrists about the mental fitness of Barry Goldwater, Republican nominee for president in 1964, led to the creation of a rule that discourages doctors from public diagnoses. William Lovelace/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The 307-foot tower at the University of Texas at Austin was the site of mass murder 50 years ago Sunday. Harry Cabluck/AP hide caption

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Gun Violence And Mental Health Laws, 50 Years After Texas Tower Sniper

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Invisibilia: He Mocked Celebrity, Then Came To Crave It Himself

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