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The science of mental illness

New technology and research have enabled scientists to better understand the root causes of mental illness.
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...

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...

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