mental illness

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Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School Professor Tonya Krause-Phelan says it’s not uncommon for someone to plead insanity. But she says it’s rare for a jury return a verdict of “not guilty by reason of insanity.” 

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On Kalamazoo Mall, MRC Artworks looks like any other art gallery. It’s got acrylic paintings, jewelry, and pottery. But MRC doesn’t just sell art—it provides jobs for about 60 people living with disabilities or mental illness.

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As Kevin Hines struggled to stay afloat in San Francisco Bay he felt something brush by his leg. Hines thought jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge hadn't killed him, and now a shark was going to eat him.

TV 'Hoarders' Host To Visit Portage

Dec 1, 2014
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The reality TV series Hoarders spent six seasons documenting the stories of people with compulsive hoarding disorder and their struggle to let go of the stuff that’s taking over their homes. The series ended in February 2013.  


On this edition of WestSouthwest, we rebroadcast our special on the issue of homeless veterans.