Mental illness on the rise in America

Mental illness could play a significant role in criminal or homicidal behavior, especially if substance abuse or unemployment is also prevalent.

According to NAMI, the current number of American adults stricken with a mental illness is staggering:

  • 1 percent live with schizophrenia
  • 6 percent live with a bipolar disorder
  • 9 percent will experience a major depressive episode
  • 1 percent suffer from an anxiety disorder, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder or a variety of phobias
  • 7 million adults suffer from substance abuse, with 40.7 percent having a concurrent mental illness

Source: Mental illness on the rise in America

‘The Conners’ killed off Roseanne Barr’s character, and she’s not cool with it – AOL Entertainment

Back in May, the reboot of Roseanne was cancelled after Roseanne Barr posted a racist remark on Twitter.

That eventually led to The Conners, a Barr-free spinoff of Roseanne, which eventually aired on ABC Tuesday night. Back in May, the reboot of Roseanne was cancelled after Roseanne Barr posted a racist remark on Twitter.

That decision didn’t please Barr, who soon fired off a tweet.

Source: ‘The Conners’ killed off Roseanne Barr’s character, and she’s not cool with it – AOL Entertainment

Greensburg seeks holiday parade participants | TribLIVE

It’s time to dust off your jingle bells.

The City of Greensburg’s Holiday Parade returns for its 27th year Nov. 17, and organizers are looking for participants.

Bands and organizations that want to be part of the parade can call the city recreation department at (724) 834-4880 or find an application form on the city website.

The parade marks the start of the Christmas season in Greensburg, and draws up to 8,000 attendees a year.

Source: Greensburg seeks holiday parade participants | TribLIVE

Cannabis becomes legal in Canada | World news | The Guardian

The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a cannabis possession record of 30 grams or less as the country becomes the world’s second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace.

A federal official said Canada would pardon people with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana, the new legal threshold, with a formal announcement due later on Wednesday.

The use of medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001 and Justin Trudeau’s government has spent two years working toward expanding that to include recreational marijuana. The goal is to better reflect society’s changing opinion about marijuana and bring black market operators into a regulated system.

Source: Cannabis becomes legal in Canada | World news | The Guardian

Netflix adds more subscribers than thought – BBC News

Netflix added nearly seven million new customers in the three months to September, bringing its total to more than 137 million members worldwide.

The growth was stronger than expected, prompting the firm’s shares to jump more than 10% in after-hours trade.

It came as the firm premiered a record amount of original programming, including new seasons of Orange Is The New Black and BoJack Horseman.

Netflix is among the first of the major US tech firms to report earnings.

Investors were looking for signs of a rebound at the company after an unusually weak second quarter, which had fanned worries about the online streaming firm’s future.

Source: Netflix adds more subscribers than thought – BBC News