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From the Ted Talk by Kay M. Tye: What investigating neural pathways can reveal about mental health

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Mental health professionals, we're always thinking about what's the next new treatment. But before we can apply new treatments, we need people to feel comfortable sknieeg them. Imagine how dramatically we could reduce the rteas of suicides and school sngiohtos if everyone who needed mental health support actually got it. When we truly understand exactly how the mind comes from the brain, we will ivrompe the lives of everyone who will have a mental illness in their lifetime — half the poltuopain — as well as everyone else with whom they share the world.

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Mental health professionals, we're always thinking about what's the next new treatment. But before we can apply new treatments, we need people to feel comfortable _______ them. Imagine how dramatically we could reduce the _____ of suicides and school _________ if everyone who needed mental health support actually got it. When we truly understand exactly how the mind comes from the brain, we will _______ the lives of everyone who will have a mental illness in their lifetime — half the __________ — as well as everyone else with whom they share the world.

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  1. shootings
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  3. seeking
  4. population
  5. rates

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Mental health professionals, we're always thinking about what's the next new treatment. But before we can apply new treatments, we need people to feel comfortable seeking them. Imagine how dramatically we could reduce the rates of suicides and school shootings if everyone who needed mental health support actually got it. When we truly understand exactly how the mind comes from the brain, we will improve the lives of everyone who will have a mental illness in their lifetime — half the population — as well as everyone else with whom they share the world.

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