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Study Finds Link Between Increase In Bullying In Trump Country And President’s Inauguration

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“It is obviously difficult to demonstrate a causal link between statements by a public figure and schoolyard bullying. Nevertheless, there are incidents in which youth made threats and jeering statements that closely matched language used by President Trump,” the study found. Other mental health news comes out of New Hampshire, Texas and Louisiana.

Despite Safety Violations Linked To Deaths, Psychiatric Hospitals Remain Fully Accredited By National Watchdog

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The Joint Commission, a nonprofit private body authorized by the government to review hospital performance, has long held an accrediting monopoly. It’s in charge of inspecting nearly 90 percent of the country’s psychiatric hospitals. But it revokes or denies accreditation to only a very small percentage of them. Other news on safety and quality comes out of Texas and Maryland.