Data from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA) suggests 20 percent of American adults — 44.5 million people — experienced some sort of mental illness over the last year.
The report defines “mental illness” as any sort of diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder that causes “substantial functional impairment” or requires treatment, and provides a list of how much of each state’s population has suffered such a disorder.
The report says four percent of the protein and calcium-rich (not to mention tasty) food winds up being shoplifted worldwide every year, besting the theft-rates for other items like candy and alcohol and causing cheese to be labeled “high risk” for retailers.
Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, who’s been in hiding since August when a NATO-backed rebel force seized his headquarters in Tripoli, was killed on Thursday after rebels stormed his hometown of Sirte, where the last remnants of troops loyal to him were hiding. He was 69 years old.
Some lawmakers in Mexico City are considering amending marriage laws to allow for an initial two-year marriage term that can be renewed if the couple stays together. If they don’t, they can separate with no official divorce needed.
At least nine people are dead and scores more injured after a pilot participating in the Reno Air Race in Reno, Nevada lost control of his vintage plane and crashed into a VIP section full of spectators on Friday afternoon.
During Sunday’s ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Paul Simon gave a haunting acoustical performance of ‘The Sound of Silence’ while some onlookers wept.
Peg Ogonowski’s late husband, John, was the captain of American Flight 11 — better known as the first plane to hit the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001.
“It was that moment of before and after,” said Peg, a former flight attendant. “There was my whole life before and then everything changed. It was a real line in my life that there will always be before 9/11 and after 9/11.”
Earning a total of $123 million at the box office in the month since its release, ‘The Help’ kept its number one spot in theaters for the third week in a row, becoming the first film to do so since last summer’s ‘Inception.’
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:
Roger Waters Age: 68 Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician Known For: Co-founding the legendary band Pink Floyd, selling 200 million albums worldwide, and songs such as ‘Wish You Were Here,’ ‘Comfortably Numb,’ ‘Another Brick in the Wall (Part II),’ and ‘Money’
Jeff Foxworthy Age: 53 Occupation: Comedian, Television Personality, and Author Known For: The Blue Collar Comedy Tour along with Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall and Ron White, his “you might be a redneck” jokes, and hosting the quiz show ‘Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?’
Thousands of people were gathered at an outdoor stage at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday night when high winds from a storm caused the stage rigging to collapse, killing five and injuring at least 40 others, multiple outlets report.
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