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A provision in the bill proposed by the GOP Senate would permit Medicaid to pay for longer stints of inpatient psychiatric care. But other parts of the bill would strip $772 billion from Medicaid — the single-largest funder of care for people who have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or another serious mental illness. B. Boissonnet/Getty Images hide caption

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Father Of 2 Sons With Schizophrenia Talks Of His Struggle To Save Them

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This image is from lab-grown brain tissue — a minibrain — infected by Zika virus (white) with neural stem cells in red and neuronal nuclei in green. Courtesy of Xuyu Qian and Guo-li Ming hide caption

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'Minibrains' Could Help Drug Discovery For Zika And For Alzheimer's

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Rachel Star Withers says that talking about her schizophrenia on YouTube has helped her. Some people who see the videos say the videos help them, too. Nii Ofoli Yartey/Courtesy of Rachel Star Withers hide caption

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How YouTube Videos Help People Cope With Mental Illness

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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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Rachel Star Withers says that video blogging about schizophrenia and depression has helped her manage the disorders. Courtesy of Rachel Star hide caption

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Would You Tell The World You Have Schizophrenia On YouTube?

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Jonathan Keleher talks with a colleague, Rafael Wainhaus, at work. Keleher was born without a cerebellum, but his brain has developed work-arounds for solving problems of balance and abstract thought. Ellen Webber for NPR hide caption

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Clues To Autism, Schizophrenia Emerge From Cerebellum Research

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Brain Training May Help Calm The Storms Of Schizophrenia

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Meghan, 23, began experiencing hallucinations at 19. "Driving home, cars' headlights turned into eyes. The grills on the cars turned into mouths and none of them looked happy. It would scare the crap out of me," Meghan says. Marvi Lacar for NPR hide caption

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Halting Schizophrenia Before It Starts

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Officers Ned Bandoske (left) and Ernest Stevens are part of San Antonio's mental health squad — a six-person unit that answers the frequent emergency calls where mental illness may play a role. Jenny Gold/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio

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