Judge orders New Mexico compound suspect hospitalized
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a woman charged with firearms and terrorism-related counts to be hospitalized for mental health treatment more than a year after authorities...
Man who threatened Trump family, media figures gets 5 years
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-area man with a history of severe mental illness has been sentenced to five years in prison for making threats against President Donald Trump's family, synagogues and...
Lawsuit challenges state’s use of solitary confinement
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A prisoner who suffers from several mental health disorders and has been held in solitary confinement for more than 12 years is one of four who filed a class-action lawsuit...
Florida commission says mental health system needs overhaul
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's mental health system is underfunded and needs to be overhauled, with better coordination between providers, law enforcement and educators, the commission...
Task force to address mental at Georgia colleges
ATLANTA (AP) — The University System of Georgia has created a panel to find ways to help students with mental health issues.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the task force announced...
Florida hires first mental health coordinator for disasters
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Florida's emergency management agency has hired a mental health expert to coordinate services after catastrophes.
Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis on Wednesday said...
UNH gets grant to help child sex abuse investigators
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A research center at the University of New Hampshire is getting a federal grant to support police officers and others who investigate crimes involving child sexual abuse...
Knife suspect detained under UK’s Mental Health Act
LONDON (AP) — Police said Saturday that a man who allegedly lunged at shoppers with a knife at a northwestern England mall has been detained under the Mental Health Act.
Post-war Liberians are demanding better mental health care
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — More than a decade after back-to-back civil wars ravaged Liberia its people still await justice for countless abuses, and many say the lack of accountability is worsening...
California voters may be asked to steer homeless to services
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters could decide next year whether to create new county courts to steer homeless people to mental health and drug addiction treatment programs.
Man who gouged out ex’s eyes committed to mental facility
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who stabbed a woman and gouged out her eyes has been committed to a mental health facility.
A Chattanooga police news release says Michael Deshun...
Everson Griffen’s return to form energizes Vikings defense
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Everson Griffen burst from his three-point stance and appeared ready to try and beat New York Giants left tackle Nate Solder with speed to the outside.
A year after Michael, Florida community still in crisis
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A year after Hurricane Michael , the Florida county hardest hit by the Category 5 storm is still in crisis: Thousands in Bay County are homeless, medical care and housing are...
Counselors cheer passage of bill protecting their work
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's 10,000 counselors could continue to diagnose mental disorders and practice psychotherapy under a bill they say is needed to stop regulators from destroying their...
Mississippi city rejects mental health facility despite need
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Officials in southwest Mississippi have denied a rezoning request for a mental health facility, despite complaints that the area is underserved.
Lawsuit alleges Delaware inmate’s suicide was preventable
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — The mother of a 23-year-old Delaware inmate who reported twice being raped in his cell and later died of self-inflicted injuries is suing prison officials and the health...
Surge in players seeking mental health treatment in England
Dropping in on football clubs across England to speak to players, Michael Bennett poses a question he already know the answers to.
“How many of you look after the physical aspects of your...
Pollard named new director of substance abuse, mental health
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Dr. Jessica Pollard has been named new director for Maine's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.
Pollard began her job Monday. She joins the Department of...
Woman charged in road rage killing pleads mental illness
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman charged with murder in the road rage death of another motorist now plans to plead not guilty for mental health reasons.
Mental health/urgent care addition planned for VA med center
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is holding a groundbreaking to kick off the construction of its new mental health/urgent care building in at the medical center in...
State offering new transportation for mental health patients
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is rolling out a new initiative intended to reduce the need for law enforcement agencies to transport people for treatment of a mental health crisis.
Utah launches $2 million suicide prevention campaign
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah leaders have announced a $2 million suicide prevention campaign to combat a spike in teen suicides throughout the state and encourage residents to prioritize their...
Porter County to offer genetic tests for juvenile offenders
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — The juvenile court for northwestern Indiana's Porter County is partnering with a laboratory to offer genetic testing for young offenders to help see what psychiatric...
Alaska Mental Health Trust begins accepting land sale bids
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A mental health department has begun accepting bids for parcels of land in southeast Alaska up for auction in its annual land sale, officials said.
Report: New Mexico needs to boost mental health services
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The need for mental health services in New Mexico is significant given its high rates of suicides and overdose deaths, but many counties in the sparsely populated state...
Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers:
The Jonesboro Sun. Sept. 15, 2019.
Finally gone are the days when folks experiencing a mental health breakdown in...
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As shock wears off, mental health concerns grow in Bahamas
HIGH ROCK, Bahamas (AP) — One woman and her husband huddled on top of a bedroom dresser for two days, surrounded by floodwaters.
Another man sat in his wheelchair for nearly 48 hours in...
New Mexico had 535 suicides last year, up 6.7 % from 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials say New Mexico had more suicides in 2018 than any other year in at least two decades.
According to data provided by the state's Department of...
Psychiatric hospital to add 56 new spots
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia plans to add more than 50 new spots at a psychiatric hospital in the state's southwest.
The Roanoke Times reports that the Department of Behavioral Health and...
Social worker sentenced to jail for having sex with patient
ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — A former social worker at a suburban Chicago mental health center has been sentenced to 180 days in jail after pleading guilty to a sexual misconduct charge involving a patient...
New audit objects to $47M in Louisiana Medicaid spending
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's legislative auditor is questioning $47 million in Medicaid payments for mental health services, saying they didn't follow the health department's fee...
Inmates: Court should take control of health care in prisons
PHOENIX (AP) — Inmates have asked a federal judge to take over health care operations in all state-run prisons in Arizona and appoint an official to run medical and mental health services due to...
Teen released from mental hospital hangs himself in jail
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A teen hanged himself in a Florida jail two months after being cleared for release from a mental health hospital.
‘Can’t feel my heart:’ IG says separated kids traumatized
WASHINGTON (AP) — Separated from his father at the U.S.-Mexico border last year, the little boy, about 7 or 8, was under the delusion that his dad had been killed. And he thought he was...
Federal judge intervenes in Mississippi mental health system
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge will appoint an expert to oversee changes to Mississippi's mental health system, saying that attorneys for the federal government have proved the state is...
Wisconsin committee releases $200K for farmer mental health
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature's finance committee voted unanimously Wednesday to allow state agriculture officials to spend an additional $200,000 to help struggling farmers deal...
The Latest: Panel releases $200K for farmer mental health
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on additional state spending to help farmers cope with mental health problems (all times local):
Federal judge takes charge of Mississippi’s mental health system, wants more community-based treatment options
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal judge takes charge of Mississippi’s mental health system, wants more community-based treatment options.
Government watchdog: Migrant children separated from families suffered increasingly serious mental health problems
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government watchdog: Migrant children separated from families suffered increasingly serious mental health problems.
Lawsuit filed against county mental health agency
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A former adult foster home licenser at Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare has filed a $550,000 lawsuit against the agency alleging gender discrimination and retaliation.
Texas shooter got gun at private sale; denied in 2014 check
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — The gunman in a West Texas rampage that left seven dead obtained his AR-style rifle through a private sale, allowing him to evade a federal background check that blocked him...
The Latest: Source: Mental health reason for 2014 gun denial
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the shooting rampage in West Texas (all times local):
A law enforcement official says the gunman who killed seven people in Texas has...
New Mexico to bolster Medicaid spending on mental health
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is seeking to bolster access to a variety of health care services, including mental health treatment, in rural areas with a $78.5 million proposed increase in...
Tribute concert of Avicii’s music to benefit mental health
NEW YORK (AP) — A benefit concert for suicide prevention featuring the music of the late star Avicii is being planned for Dec. 5 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board to hold a symposium
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board has planned a symposium for National Suicide Prevention Week.
The board says the event is planned for Sept. 11 at the Red Lion...
Rural Wisconsin schools getting mental health help by video
HOLCOMBE, Wis. (AP) — Students at a rural Wisconsin school district are getting access to mental health services with a new video-conferencing system to address a shortage of options...