- Bartender accused of threatening Boehner to be released Updated: Nov-24-15 4:14 pm
CINCINNATI - A former Cincinnati-area bartender accused of threatening to kill John Boehner will be released from custody after a federal judge said Tuesday that the man was of low risk to the community and has enough support to live a productive life.
- NFL players talk openly to help destigmatize mental illness Updated: Nov-24-15 12:45 pm
HOUSTON - Arian Foster was in a bad place, drinking heavily to self-medicate and deal with the problems in his life.
- After vet felled by PTSD, service dog Honor aids family now Updated: Nov-24-15 12:03 pm
CLYDE, North Carolina - Part of the Labrador retriever's training was to sense when the demons of war had invaded Wade Baker's dreams.
- The Latest: Man's father satisfied with settlement in death Updated: Nov-23-15 6:48 pm
SANTA ANA, California - The latest on a settlement reached in the death of a mentally ill homeless man after a violent arrest in Southern California (All times local):
- NYC Mayor de Blasio outlines plan to treat mental illness Updated: Nov-23-15 6:20 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's eyes watered and his face flushed. His voice faltered and, at one point as he struggled for the next sentence, his two college-aged children each placed a hand on his back to steady him.
- Feds warn NC about deal to move mentally ill from homes Updated: Nov-23-15 5:10 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina officials aren't living up to an out-of-court agreement to move potentially thousands of people with serious mental illness out of adult care homes and into their communities, government lawyers warned.
- Daugaard supports formation of mental illness task force Updated: Nov-23-15 11:16 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he supports a mental illness task force proposed by the state's top judge.
- Military Veteran Project in Topeka growing Updated: Nov-23-15 10:45 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - If the Military Veteran Project succeeds at improving brain injury treatment and other goals, Melissa Jarboe won't be running the organization she founded.
- Reservation loses funding for suicide prevention program Updated: Nov-20-15 9:24 pm
PINE RIDGE, South Dakota - The only suicide prevention outreach program on a South Dakota Indian reservation where at least 20 people have killed themselves this year will end in December due to lack of funding, tribal officials said Friday.
- Ohio announces $3 million to treat mental illness in jails Updated: Nov-20-15 3:43 pm
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The state has announced $3 million in grants to address the mental health needs of offenders in county jails in hopes of reducing jail populations and the number of inmates returning to the facilities.
- Arkansas mental health providers charged with Medicaid fraud Updated: Nov-19-15 7:27 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The two top billers in the Arkansas Medical Licensed Mental Health Practitioner Program have been charged with 20 felony counts involving false claims for Medicaid reimbursement.
- Kansas mental health center denies sexual harassment claims Updated: Nov-19-15 3:59 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A mental health center in western Kansas denies allegations brought by one current and one former worker that it was aware that a former manager was a "serial sexual predator" who had inappropriate contact with clients and staff for almost 30 years.
- Annual event donates gifts to mental health hospitals Updated: Nov-19-15 6:24 am
MACON, Georgia - Macon-Bibb County and Warner Robins are among several cities participating in the annual Mayors' Christmas Motorcade which gives donations to mental health hospitals across Georgia.
- Casper police officers learn to address mental illness Updated: Nov-18-15 9:56 am
CASPER, Wyoming - Casper Police Detective Tony Stedellie pulled up a chair and sat down next to a despondent man holding a nearly-empty bottle of Jim Beam bourbon.
- Campaign aims to increase focus on mental health, addiction Updated: Nov-10-15 10:43 am
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Former Rhode Island congressman Patrick Kennedy is coming to New Hampshire to kick off a new campaign aimed at putting mental health and addiction issues front and center for policymakers.
- Kansas lawmakers urged to create mental health network Updated: Nov-09-15 5:47 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas legislative committee is being urged to authorize creation of a network of emergency observation and treatment facilities for people experiencing a mental health crisis.
- Indiana program to get offenders treatment, not prison cell Updated: Nov-08-15 10:33 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's first statewide program that pays for addiction and mental health treatment for convicted felons sent to community corrections instead of jail or prison is now underway in a push that's targeting uninsured offenders.
- Federal dollars to help tribes combat meth use, suicide Updated: Nov-07-15 5:10 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska tribes and health providers are using federal dollars to combat methamphetamine use and suicide.
- Big Island looks for alternatives to jailing mentally ill Updated: Nov-06-15 7:54 am
HILO, Hawaii - Hawaii County officials are taking steps to address the incarceration of mentally ill individuals on the Big Island who end up in overcrowded facilities.
- Researchers grow brain parts to study development, disease Updated: Nov-05-15 1:13 am
NEW YORK - Dr. Sergiu Pasca, a neuroscientist, used to envy cancer specialists. They could get their hands on tumors for research, while Pasca could not directly study key portions of a living brain.
- Widow presses for assistance for mental illness patients Updated: Nov-04-15 2:39 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma - The widow of Oklahoma's slain land commissioner wants a legislative committee to support assisted outpatient treatment for the mentally ill.
- Study: New docs' suicidal thoughts eased with online therapy Updated: Nov-04-15 1:08 pm
CHICAGO - Doctors-in-training face long, stressful hours, sleepless nights and a high risk of depression and suicidal thoughts, but often are too stoic and time-starved to seek help. A study suggests online self-help behavior therapy could be a solution.
- Delaware seeks dismissal of suit over mentally ill inmates Updated: Nov-03-15 11:54 am
DOVER, Delaware - Delaware prison officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that they are unconstitutionally subjecting mentally ill prisoners to solitary confinement without proper evaluation, monitoring and treatment.
- Lake County looks to bolster police work on mental illness Updated: Nov-03-15 4:41 am
WAUKEGAN, Illinois - Officials in suburban Lake County are pushing to train local police officers to help reduce the number of repeat criminal offenders among those with mental illness.
- Navy submarine force increases stress-management services Updated: Nov-01-15 11:32 am
GROTON, Connecticut - The U.S. Navy's elite submarine force is stepping up stress-management services for its sailors, responding in part to elevated numbers of unexpected dropouts among younger service members.