- Indiana Supreme Court hears case on custody, mental illness Updated: Jul-03-15 2:49 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Supreme Court is weighing an emotionally charged case in which a man lost custody of his daughter after spurning child-welfare officials' suggestions that he leave his mentally ill wife based on their fears that she might harm the girl.
- Student sues Fordham over demand for mental health records Updated: Jul-03-15 11:36 am
ALBANY, New York - A graduate student has sued Fordham University, seeking $5 million in damages and saying the college violated her civil rights by demanding her entire record of mental health treatment as a condition for returning.
- Kansas investigates state's role in beating death case Updated: Jul-03-15 10:39 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas officials are investigating the state's treatment of a mentally ill patient who is accused of killing a man days after he was released from a psychiatric hospital.
- Branstad vetoes school spending, mental health deal Updated: Jul-02-15 11:46 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Gov. Terry Branstad announced a series of budget vetoes Thursday, using his powerful pen to cross out $55.7 million in one-time education funding as well as a bipartisan deal to keep two state mental health institutes open.
- Veterans' signs: Be courteous when setting off fireworks Updated: Jul-02-15 10:02 am
NIAGARA FALLS, New York - Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are asking their neighbors to be considerate when setting off fireworks this Fourth of July weekend.
- Court orders removal of Detroit judge due to mental illness Updated: Jul-02-15 7:37 am
DETROIT - The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered the removal of Detroit Judge Brenda Sanders due to mental illness.
- DCF: No indication grandma who killed kids was mentally ill Updated: Jul-02-15 6:08 am
GREENACRES, Florida - A Department of Children and Families report indicates the woman who police believe fatally shot her daughter and two young grandchildren before killing herself had no history of mental illness or violence.
- Mental health institutes effectively closed, future unclear Updated: Jul-01-15 1:50 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Two state mental health institutes have been effectively closed, even though an aide says Gov. Terry Branstad is still reviewing whether to approve a legislative compromise to continue funding the facilities.
- Scores of laws take effect with new budget year Wednesday Updated: Jun-30-15 3:30 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana's $10 billion budget for the next two years includes millions of dollars in new and expanded mental health care.
- Complaint: Family detention can lead to psychological harm Updated: Jun-30-15 2:51 pm
SAN ANTONIO - Detaining immigrant women and children who may have fled violence in their home country "creates or exacerbates" psychological trauma, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by immigrant rights groups with the Department of Homeland Security.
- Family members urge reforms after son's jail suicide Updated: Jun-28-15 6:08 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa family that lost a son to suicide in jail earlier this year is pushing for changes in the way people with mental illnesses are treated by authorities.
- Hearing set for bills to improve care for the mentally ill Updated: Jun-28-15 4:43 pm
BOSTON - Two bills that supporters say will improve care for those suffering from acute mental illness are the subject of a public hearing at the Statehouse on Monday.
- Missouri changes insurance requirements for eating disorders Updated: Jun-28-15 11:24 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri is set to be the first state in the nation to spell out the type of eating disorder treatments that insurance companies must cover, a move advocates say will ensure families have access to care for not just the physical aspect but also the underlying mental issues.
- Man convicted of fatal shooting at Bozeman house party Updated: Jun-26-15 9:50 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - A jury has convicted a 27-year-old Iraq war veteran of mitigated deliberate homicide for shooting a man to death during an argument outside a Bozeman house party.
- Judge orders resumption of work on New Orleans jail Updated: Jun-26-15 5:22 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A civil district judge in New Orleans has temporarily ordered work to resume on a nearly finished $145 million city jail.
- The Latest: Boston Marathon bomber says he prays for victims Updated: Jun-24-15 2:21 pm
BOSTON - The latest on the formal sentencing of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (all times local):
- Iowa lawmakers reiterate support for Mount Pleasant facility Updated: Jun-23-15 5:14 pm
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa - A handful of Iowa lawmakers have reiterated their support for keeping open a state mental health facility in Mount Pleasant.
- Council to take up substance abuse, mental health money Updated: Jun-23-15 3:34 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Executive councilors are preparing to vote on state contracts that will put key aspects of substance abuse and mental health treatment programs in place.
- Judge: State must pay $1.3 million in lawyers' fees Updated: Jun-23-15 1:40 pm
SEATTLE - A federal judge has awarded the lawyers for mentally ill defendants who sued the state for warehousing them in jails $1.3 million in attorney's fees and litigation costs.
- NY veterans back mental health reviews in criminal cases Updated: Jun-22-15 5:41 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York veterans are advocating that criminal courts statewide consider whether defendants who were in the U.S. military suffer from conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder that may have played a role in the offense.
- Omaha police, mental health center blamed for woman's death Updated: Jun-20-15 5:32 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - The parents of a 19-year-old girl strangled by her boyfriend are suing the Omaha Police Department and an Omaha mental health facility, saying their mistakes in dealing with the killer led to their daughter's death.
- Perdue to succeed Reddoch as Ala Mental Health commissioner Updated: Jun-19-15 1:13 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Crenshaw County Probate Judge Jim Perdue is the new commissioner of the Alabama Department of Mental Health.
- Defense: Army vet charged with shooting at police has PTSD Updated: Jun-19-15 11:53 am
DOTHAN, Alabama - The defense attorney for an Army veteran charged with shooting at a Dothan police officer says his client suffers from post-traumatic stress linked to his military service.
- Defense says man suffered from PTSD in Bozeman shooting Updated: Jun-19-15 10:13 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - The trial for a man accused of fatally shooting one man and wounding another after a Bozeman house party in September 2013 has begun. Both sides agree over who fired the shots, but they differ over why the shots were fired.
- New director for Missouri Mental Health Department appointed Updated: Jun-18-15 10:31 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A longtime mental health official has been appointed director of Missouri's Mental Health Department.