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Monday, May 8, 2017 at 03:37 PM EDT

Changing Minds: An NBC4 Special Project

Changing Minds: An NBC4 Special Project

NBC4 is shining a light on mental health and mental illness by providing education, information and hope.

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 at 03:36 PM EDT

How to Talk With Someone About Suicide

How to Talk With Someone About Suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and psychiatrist Dr. Joshua Weiner joins News4's Eun Yang to share prevention and intervention techniques you should know to help someone.

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 09:43 AM EDT

Scared of Heights? Spiders? Virtual Reality Therapy May Help

Scared of Heights? Spiders? Virtual Reality Therapy May Help

Virtual reality therapy is just now reaching the mainstream after 20 years of research. Equipment is lighter and more affordable, with tech advances spilling over from the gaming industry to help people fight...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 12:05 PM EDT

2 Million US Teens Are Vaping Marijuana, Survey Finds

2 Million US Teens Are Vaping Marijuana, Survey Finds

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 12:38 PM EDT

Watchdog: Foster Kids Are Overprescribed Psych Drugs

Watchdog: Foster Kids Are Overprescribed Psych Drugs

Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have...

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