- NYC mayor proposes millions in new mental health services Updated: May-05-15 4:38 pm
NEW YORK - Over 80 schools would get mental health clinics, every police precinct would have a victims' advocate and social workers would arrange psychological care for thousands of families in homeless shelters under Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to invest tens of millions of dollars in mental health, his wife's signature issue.
- Latest on Boston trial: Prosecutor cross-examines historian Updated: May-05-15 4:35 pm
- Lawmakers say mental health improved, critics disagree Updated: May-05-15 3:58 pm
SEATTLE - Lawmakers say the Legislature made significant improvements during the 2015 session to provide services for Washington's mentally ill, but critics say some of the bills passed in an effort to fix a system sharply criticized by the courts could make matters worse and lead to more litigation.
- Illinois medical marijuana approved for PTSD, osteoarthritis Updated: May-04-15 5:25 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois' new medical marijuana program would cover thousands, perhaps millions, more patients under expansive recommendations that an advisory board agreed to Monday.
- Danville police search for mental health patient who escaped Updated: May-04-15 10:07 am
DANVILLE, Virginia - Danville police are searching for a mental health patient who escaped from a hospital's emergency room.
- State, local leaders look to relocate Norman hospital Updated: May-03-15 4:17 pm
NORMAN, Oklahoma - About 240 acres of prime real estate near downtown Norman could be freed up for development, as city and state officials mull the relocation of a century old mental health hospital.
- NAMI mental health conferences sells out in Miami Updated: May-03-15 2:17 am
MIAMI - National mental health leaders are hosting a conference in Miami this weekend aimed at stopping the stigma surrounding mental illness.
- Judge rules against state in suit over medical marijuana Updated: May-01-15 2:19 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Department of Health may be reviewing its rules for medical marijuana patients after a judge ruled that the agency cannot require them to exhaust "standard treatments" before they receive cannabis.
- New jail may include mental health, substance abuse facility Updated: May-01-15 8:19 am
BELLINGHAM, Washington - Whatcom County Council members are considering a task force to work on incorporating alcohol and drug treatment programs with a new jail proposal that's been years in the making.
- Mental health awareness walk expects 300 participants Updated: May-01-15 8:04 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - More than 300 people are expected to take part in the National Alliance on Mental Illness' awareness walk.
- Ex-Detroit Lion quarterback speaks about suicide prevention Updated: May-01-15 3:56 am
LANSING, Michigan - Former Detroit Lion quarterback Eric Hipple is working to raise awareness of suicide prevention at a conference this week.
- Bill allowing schools to share mental health info advances Updated: Apr-30-15 4:49 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Legislation that would allow mental health information of college students to be shared with parents is being considered by the Illinois Senate.
- FAA had questioned mental health of Germanwings pilot Updated: Apr-29-15 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Five years ago Federal Aviation Administration officials questioned the mental fitness of the Germanwings pilot who crashed an airliner in the French Alps last month, but they awarded him a U.S. pilot license after his German doctor said he had fully recovered from severe depression, government records show.
- NY Assembly approves mental health tax check-off Updated: Apr-29-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's Assembly has voted for a new tax check-off intended to help end the stigma around mental illness, which advocates say is common, treatable and far too often unaddressed.
- New things we learned about Colorado theater shooting Updated: Apr-28-15 3:49 am
CENTENNIAL, Colorado - Opening arguments in the Colorado theater shooting trial revealed a torrent of new details about James Holmes and the 2012 attack that killed 12 and injured 70. The judge had ordered attorneys not to talk about many details until the trial started. So instead of a rehash of what everyone already knew, the first day of the trial was full of revelations:
- Key senator wants answers from mental health care officials Updated: Apr-27-15 6:50 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A key Democratic state senator is asking Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's administration for answers as a mental health provider prepares to pull out of southern New Mexico.
- Amid Texas psychiatrist shortage, plan offers loan repayment Updated: Apr-27-15 6:35 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Senate has approved a proposal offering to help repay student loans for psychiatrists and other mental health medical professionals who provide care in underserved parts of the state.
- Norwalk police train for 'suicide by cop' situations Updated: Apr-26-15 3:04 am
NORWALK, Connecticut - When confronted by a seemingly unstable person with a death wish, police officers become faced with the decision of defending themselves or deciding how to resolve the potentially lethal situation.
- Deputy on leave after shooting mentally ill man Updated: Apr-25-15 3:16 pm
SUMMIT, Mississippi - Police say a Lincoln County sheriff's deputy is on administrative leave with pay after shooting a mentally ill man who was being threatening with what appeared to be a gun.
- Glenn Close, Lena Dunham strike emotional chord at event Updated: Apr-24-15 5:13 pm
NEW YORK - Using her own family and Robin Williams as an example, a tearful Glenn Close urged some of the most powerful women in entertainment to help society shed its fear of those fighting mental illness in an emotional speech Friday at Variety's Power of Women luncheon.
- Bentley: More than 1,000 state employees could lose jobs Updated: Apr-22-15 8:16 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama faces grim prospects unless it finds more revenue - including deep cuts to the courts, mental health services, benefits to poor children and the jobs of more than 1,000 state workers - Gov. Robert Bentley told lawmakers Tuesday.
- Senate lawmakers try to keep mental health facilities open Updated: Apr-22-15 7:20 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A proposed health services budget in the Democratic-controlled Senate has funding to save two state mental health facilities slated to close this year, lawmakers said Wednesday, though it's unclear whether such a legislative move would garner enough support from either the House or Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.
- Feds: Beckley VA subbed mental health drugs for cheaper ones Updated: Apr-22-15 5:02 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - An investigation has found the Beckley VA Medical Center improperly substituted mental health treatments with older drugs to save money.
- Officer who shot man dragged him from fire Updated: Apr-22-15 2:10 pm
SEATTLE - One of the officers who killed an immigrant farmworker in Washington state in a shooting that helped fuel the nationwide debate over police use of force had dragged the man away from his burning rental home just weeks earlier.
- Ohio Senate panel holds off on police PTSD compensation bill Updated: Apr-22-15 11:58 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Emergency responders with post-traumatic stress disorder could be eligible for workers' compensation benefits even if they don't have physical injuries under legislation getting continued consideration by an Ohio Senate panel.