- Pierre hospital changing policy for mental health patients Updated: Feb-13-16 6:49 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Avera St. Mary's hospital in Pierre is changing how it treats patients with mental health issues after a person who needed further care walked away recently.
- Governor's budget proposes privatizing mental health funding Updated: Feb-12-16 4:11 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed privatizing the public mental health system by moving state funds to Medicaid HMOs.
- Fairfax County officials unveil jail diversion program Updated: Feb-12-16 5:00 am
MERRIFIELD, Virginia - Fairfax County officials have launched a program to steer people with mental health problems away from jail.
- Settlement reached in federal lawsuit involving jail Updated: Feb-11-16 4:01 pm
PASCO, Washington - A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit that contends inmates at the Franklin County Jail in Pasco were grossly mistreated and their mental health needs ignored.
- Study: Neanderthal DNA may influence modern depression risk Updated: Feb-11-16 2:14 pm
NEW YORK - A new study says a person's risk of becoming depressed or hooked on smoking may be influenced by DNA inherited from Neanderthals.
- Alabama gunman kills two, including former business partner Updated: Feb-10-16 9:27 pm
HAMILTON, Alabama - A gunman fatally shot two people, one a former business partner, at a law firm and a nearby accountant's office in western Alabama on Wednesday morning, authorities said.
- Police: Jay Cutler's dead brother-in-law dealt with paranoia Updated: Feb-10-16 6:42 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The brother-in-law of NFL quarterback Jay Cutler was paranoid about being followed by gang members when he crashed his car in a remote part of Utah and wandered off to his death in frigid temperatures, according to police reports obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.
- Panel approves $15.8 million for mental health institutes Updated: Feb-10-16 6:28 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's budget committee overwhelmingly approved state health officials' request Wednesday to pump millions of dollars more into upgrades at Wisconsin's mental health institutions.
- Refugee mental health needs could overwhelm, experts fear Updated: Feb-10-16 10:29 am
BOSTON - For the thousands of Syrian refugees expected to arrive in the U.S. in coming months, the first order of business will be securing the basics - health care, jobs, education and a safe home.
- Federal judge gives state time to fix competency problems Updated: Feb-09-16 6:18 pm
SEATTLE - A federal judge said the only reason she won't hold Washington state in contempt for failing to provide timely competency services is because state judges have issued dozens of contempt orders and imposed $1 million in fines, but it hasn't altered the state's conduct.
- House approves bill to tighten control on VA construction Updated: Feb-09-16 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON - The House on Tuesday approved a bill to increase oversight and management of large construction projects at the Department of Veterans Affairs after a new VA hospital outside Denver tripled original cost estimates.
- Judge approves mental health evaluation for ex-IU student Updated: Feb-09-16 8:22 am
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - A judge has approved a mental health evaluation for a former Indiana University student who allegedly attacked a Muslim woman.
- The Latest: Weather forecast called for storm-force winds Updated: Feb-08-16 5:16 pm
MIAMI - The Latest on a cruise ship that was damaged in bad weather in the Atlantic Ocean (all times local):
- Rural police chiefs see uptick of mentally ill on streets Updated: Feb-08-16 10:42 am
PENDLETON, Oregon - At one time the nation's most severely mentally ill were locked up in mental hospitals, often against their will. Now they wander our streets.
- Report: Expand mental health capacity in southern New Mexico Updated: Feb-08-16 9:13 am
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - A new report recommends adding 30 new hospital beds in southern New Mexico for adults with severe mental illness.
- Cincinnati schools expanding suicide prevention efforts Updated: Feb-07-16 12:31 pm
CINCINNATI - Officials in Cincinnati's schools are expanding anti-suicide efforts after notifying students' families of two teens who took their own lives this year.
- Duchess of Cambridge: Support children's mental health Updated: Feb-07-16 7:24 am
LONDON - The Duchess of Cambridge says in a new video that she and Prince William want all children to get support during difficult times to help them overcome mental health challenges.
- Orlando hospital pilots ER program to help kids with Autism Updated: Feb-07-16 3:05 am
ORLANDO, Florida - An Orlando children's hospital is piloting a new program to reduce stress for children with Autism when they visit the emergency room.
- Lake County offering mental health training to officers Updated: Feb-06-16 1:51 pm
WAUKEGAN, Illinois - Law enforcement officials in Lake County are undergoing training that could be used as a statewide model in Illinois to help officers identify suspects with potential mental health issues.
- NY gov moves to stop gay 'conversion' therapy for minors Updated: Feb-06-16 1:24 pm
NEW YORK - New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, joining a number of states that have taken action against what's known as "conversion therapy."
- City asking for mental health records of fired city attorney Updated: Feb-06-16 9:17 am
MINOT, North Dakota - The city of Minot is asking a federal judge to require a fired city employee to turn over mental health records since 1994 as part of an ongoing legal battle.
- New Mexico Senate passes version of a 'Kendra's law' Updated: Feb-05-16 5:00 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A year after a similar bill died amid partisan bickering, the New Mexico Senate passed a proposal Friday that would require some state residents with severe mental illness to receive court-ordered outpatient treatment.
- Clarinda struggles to fill 128-year-old former hospital Updated: Feb-05-16 10:37 am
CLARINDA, Iowa - The 128-year-old former mental health institute in the small southwest Iowa city of Clarinda isn't your typical real estate opportunity, and so far no one is rushing to move in.
- Idaho panel backs school's 'Maniac' license-plate proposal Updated: Feb-04-16 7:13 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A northern Idaho lawmaker is once again seeking to create a specialized license plate depicting a hotly disputed Idaho high school mascot.
- The Latest: More than 5 years cut from ex-cop's sentence Updated: Feb-04-16 2:12 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The latest on the federal resentencing hearing of Gregory McRae, a former New Orleans police officer convicted in connection with burning the body of a man who had been shot by another officer following Hurricane Katrina (all times local):