- Va. inmate awaiting transfer to mental health facility dies Updated: Aug-29-15 4:35 pm
PORTSMOUTH, Virginia - A jail official in Portsmouth says a man awaiting transfer to a mental health facility was found dead in his cell.
- Inmate awaiting transfer to mental health facility dies Updated: Aug-29-15 12:50 pm
PORTSMOUTH, Virginia - A jail official in Portsmouth says a man awaiting transfer to a state mental health facility for months was found dead in his cell.
- Veterans with PTSD praise audio-therapy results Updated: Aug-29-15 1:54 am
SARASOTA, Florida - On March 23, 1994, as it made its approach to Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina, the nose of an F-16 clipped the right rear elevator of a C-130 in mid-air. Although the stricken transport managed to circle around for a safe landing, the jet fighter crew had to eject as their doomed plane, on full afterburner, hurtled toward the base.
- Sitka offers free counseling in wake of deadly landslide Updated: Aug-28-15 7:25 am
JUNEAU, Alaska - Officials are urging residents of Sitka who may be suffering disaster stress and grief in wake of the recent landslide to seek mental health counseling.
- DA: Courthouse attacker had mental health, behavior issues Updated: Aug-27-15 12:59 pm
WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania - A prosecutor says a man fatally shot at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse after attacking a deputy sheriff had a history of bizarre behavior.
- Bexar County sheriff works to prevent jail suicides Updated: Aug-26-15 3:12 pm
SAN ANTONIO - For Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau, mental illness is personal.
- US OPEN 2015: 3 years after withdrawal, Mardy Fish returns Updated: Aug-26-15 12:03 pm
For Mardy Fish, it was supposed to mark a high point in his tennis career. Instead, Sept. 3, 2012, stands out as one of the most difficult days of his life.
- DA cites depression for 3-week absence, takes 4-week leave Updated: Aug-25-15 6:37 pm
DALLAS - Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk explained Tuesday that she missed the last three weeks of work to deal with a bout of depression and will not return to the office for another month.
- Group: Inmates languishing without mental evaluations, care Updated: Aug-25-15 4:35 pm
DENVER - An advocacy group says jail inmates are waiting two months or longer to get mental health evaluations and care because the state hospital is short-staffed.
- The Latest on Oklahoma stabbing: Fallin praises Costello Updated: Aug-24-15 5:07 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The latest on the fatal stabbing of Oklahoma's labor commissioner (all times local):
- Budget stalemate delays opening of 10-bed mental health unit Updated: Aug-24-15 1:31 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The state budget stalemate means a 10-bed mental health crisis unit at New Hampshire Hospital won't open as planned this fall.
- Lawsuit blames lack of care for jail inmate's death Updated: Aug-24-15 10:58 am
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin - Survivors of a former Brown County Jail inmate are suing the county, saying he died after being denied adequate care.
- Schools seek to address mental health issues among students Updated: Aug-23-15 1:22 pm
EXETER, New Hampshire - High school officials are rolling out programs to help combat depression, anxiety and other mental health issues among New Hampshire students.
- Monitor: Too many in jails awaiting competency services Updated: Aug-23-15 10:26 am
SEATTLE - Efforts by Washington state health officials to shorten the amount of time mentally ill people wait in jails for competency services are failing to keep up with a growing demand and urgent measures are needed to deal with the backlogs, according to a court-ordered monitor.
- NY targets young adults for mental health treatment Updated: Aug-22-15 8:39 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's Office of Mental Health says it's expanding a program intended to provide services and treatment to young adults, a group among whom symptoms often first emerge.
- US judge wants answers on backlog of mentally ill inmates Updated: Aug-21-15 6:56 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A federal judge is giving California officials 30 days to explain why there is a waiting list for treating seriously mentally ill inmates even as more than 250 treatment beds remain available.
- PTSD patients sue Colorado over marijuana decision Updated: Aug-21-15 5:10 pm
DENVER - Colorado's decision not to allow marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder has prompted a lawsuit by PTSD sufferers.
- New Vermont mental health chief promoted from deputy slot Updated: Aug-21-15 3:37 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The interim commissioner of the Vermont Department of Mental Health is getting the job permanently.
- Charity: Man killed after North Carolina standoff had PTSD Updated: Aug-20-15 5:16 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - An Army veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder was killed in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement at a church in the North Carolina mountains, officials and a charity said Thursday.
- County mental health court chosen as training site Updated: Aug-20-15 2:44 pm
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Bonneville County's mental health court is one of four chosen as training sites for a national program.
- Case against man charged with mailing cyanide stalled Updated: Aug-19-15 2:38 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The federal government's case against a Maine man charged with mailing cyanide to a suicidal Englishman has ground to a halt because of an overdue mental health evaluation.
- Bridge safety measures sought after baby thrown to his death Updated: Aug-18-15 2:49 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - After a 7-month-old boy was thrown to his death last month, local officials have been considering safety improvements for a 90-foot-high span over the Connecticut River that has been known for decades as a destination for suicidal people.
- Arapahoe County inmate in mental health program dies Updated: Aug-17-15 9:40 pm
CENTENNIAL, Colorado - An inmate in an Arapahoe County program for the mentally ill was found dead over the weekend.
- Police: Man shot in struggle had mental health issues Updated: Aug-17-15 9:34 am
DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Maryland - Authorities in Maryland say a man fatally shot during a struggle over an officer's gun had mental health issues and had recently expressed suicidal thoughts.
- Questions and answers about the war wound 'moral injury' Updated: Aug-15-15 9:29 am
A psychological wound known as moral injury is gaining attention in the aftermath of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with veterans now being treated for these injuries to the soul - even as medical experts debate whether moral injury is a condition unto itself or a subset of post-traumatic stress disorder.