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The science of mental illness

A drawing of the human brain, with some red-gray coloring on the edges.

Sean Ericson, Managing Copy Editor

October 28, 2015

We’ve heard a lot about mental illness, from health class to senior speeches. It's a widespread problem, particularly for high schoolers: it affects one in five teenagers, and many more have family members or friends who live with with it. Half of all cases of mental illness develop by age 14 and three-quarters...

Lufthansa airline crash: The implications of blaming mental illness for tragic crash

Lufthansa airline crash: The implications of blaming mental illness for tragic crash

Deniz Ercan-Fang, News Editor

May 1, 2015

According to the Aviation Safety Network, last year, 1,189 people died in 33 separate airplane crashes. However, most of these plane crashes occur with little media coverage. Last year, only about six plane crashes received international attention: The Malaysian Flight 17, when 298 people were shot ...

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Mental Illness