Undiagnosed Autism: Alix’s Journey

Undiagnosed Autism: Alix’s Journey

When people ask me what it’s like being me, my natural response is… well, I wouldn’t know, I’ve never been any other way. (Sound of surf) When I was 12 years old I was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Over time I’ve come to understand what this means for my life. For starters, in my …

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Dr. James Kelly: Areas of the Brain Affected by Concussion

Dr. James Kelly: Areas of the Brain Affected by Concussion

The parts of the brain that are most commonly affected in traumatic brain injury are the frontal and temporal lobes. And part of the reason for that is that they’re up against bone, and it’s fairly rigid and rough bone. The other reason is that when the head rotates, because the neck is positioned posteriorly …

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Homeless with Mental Illness

Homeless with Mental Illness

♪ [intro music] ♪ [Mental Illness Los Angeles] Oh… We’re about to get onto the freeway. ♪ [down-tempo hip-hop music] ♪ [Narrator] L.A., the City of Angels. Palm trees, sun, and beautiful people. But there’s another side to this city. There are places that tourists should never go. Places even locals try to avoid. This …

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Mental Illness in L.A. – Part 2

Mental Illness in L.A. – Part 2

It’s full every night, this place holds I think about 160 single women and we’re full, we’re overflowing so we’ve put out cots in the area downstairs where I showed you the day room for the women as well as the men – that’s our overflow. So how long essentially would someone stay here? Normally …

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Mental Illness in L.A. – Part 1

Mental Illness in L.A. – Part 1

When we think of Los Angeles we think of beaches, celebrities and fun times but Curtis Palmer takes a look at the dark side of the city. There’s so much pressure to make it in LA, to be somebody but what happens to those who don’t make it, the ones that find the pressure just …

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