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Michael Phelps: Helping others with depression "light years better" than Olympic gold

Olympic champion Michael Phelps said his new mission is to talk about his struggles with depression, in the hopes of encouraging others to do the same and get help when they need it most. Read more in this story from CBS News.

Trump orders mental health support for military veterans to prevent suicide

President Trump's order is designed to ensure all uniformed service members have access to mental health treatment and suicide prevention resources in the first year following military service. Read more now from CNBC.

Federal policy is changing for the better on mental health

The federal Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee has been preparing the first of two reports to Congress describing how to improve services for those with serious mental illnesses. The committee is made up of leaders from multiple federal agencies and select members of the public, and was established in December 2016 through bipartisan health care reform. Learn more now.

Study finds Teen marijuana use may lead to bipolar symptoms later on

Research explores how cannabis use among teenagers is linked with hypomania in early adulthood.
Read more from Medical News Today.

Hip-hop works to break down mental health stigma for African-American men

In recent years, hip-hop music has increasingly served as a catalyst for awareness and created a culture that promotes discussion, especially within the African-American community. Learn more in this story from NBC News.