- 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.
- Woman charged in teen's death says she, too, was bullied Updated: Feb-05-16 4:20 am
BLACKSBURG, Virginia - Natalie Keepers told a judge that she was bullied - just like the 13-year-old girl she is accused of plotting to kill.
- 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):
- Social club offers safe place for those with mental issues Updated: Feb-04-16 5:05 am
KOKOMO, Indiana - For most of his life, 17-year-old Cole Kuckolick has been painfully shy.
- As NY lawmakers review budget, workers rally for $15 wage Updated: Feb-03-16 5:10 pm
ALBANY, New York - Low-wage workers from around New York state gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday to support Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call for a $15-an-hour minimum wage, a proposal that continues to dominate the year's legislative work.
- Missouri bill on medical students' mental health advances Updated: Feb-03-16 3:56 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A bill to promote awareness and research on mental illness among medical students is moving forward in the Missouri House.
- Delaware task force eyes behavioral, mental health services Updated: Feb-03-16 4:46 am
DOVER, Delaware - A state panel is seeking public input on how to improve behavioral and mental health services in Delaware.
- Mental illness proves tough, costly to fight Updated: Feb-03-16 2:06 am
GILLETTE, Wyoming - As she pulled into the Force Road suburb, Trish Simonson felt her mother's intuition kick in.
- Patient climbs out of moving ambulance, is killed by car Updated: Feb-02-16 12:45 pm
HOLTSVILLE, New York - A man suffering from a mental illness unbuckled himself from a stretcher, opened the back door of a moving ambulance and jumped out before he was struck and killed by a vehicle that then left the scene, a police official said Tuesday.
- Bill regarding the housing of 'forensic' patients is revived Updated: Feb-02-16 12:29 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage's administration has revived a proposal that offers an alternative to housing violent or difficult-to-manage mental health patients.
- North Carolina Editorial Roundup Updated: Jan-27-16 5:51 pm
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers:
- Study hints at biology of schizophrenia, may aid treatment Updated: Jan-27-16 1:06 pm
NEW YORK - Scientists pursuing the biological roots of schizophrenia have zeroed in on a potential factor - a normal brain process that gets kicked into overdrive. The finding could someday lead to ways to treat the disease or even prevent it.
- Pennsylvania pledges more help for mentally ill defendants Updated: Jan-27-16 11:25 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania is pledging in a federal court settlement approved Wednesday to get mentally ill defendants more quickly assessed to avoid subjecting them to waits of hundreds of days in jail and more treatment services to avoid long waits in restrictive hospital units.
- Police: Officer who shot naked black man has resigned Updated: Jan-26-16 1:44 pm
ATLANTA - Police say a white Atlanta-area police officer who shot a naked, mentally ill black veteran who was unarmed has resigned.
- Task force urges doctors to screen all adults for depression Updated: Jan-26-16 11:38 am
WASHINGTON - All adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, should be screened for depression as a routine part of health care, a government advisory group recommended Tuesday.
- Wyoming law enforcement train to handle mental health crises Updated: Jan-26-16 10:20 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Law enforcement officers from across Wyoming are working to better handle people experiencing a mental illness or crisis.
- Ohio seeks to boost early childhood mental health services Updated: Jan-26-16 9:22 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio initiative seeks to boost access to mental health consultants in an effort to curb the number of children expelled or suspended from kindergarten, preschool and other early childhood education settings.