- Coakley warns of cuts in mental health programs Updated: Mar-10-14 6:55 pm
- Conn. chief defends mental patient release process Updated: Mar-09-14 11:09 am
- General Assembly adjourns without Va. budget Updated: Mar-09-14 8:53 am
- Art class at Va. hospital helps with healing Updated: Mar-08-14 10:20 am
- Delaware targets depression in LGBT youth Updated: Mar-08-14 9:11 am
- Singer Ke$ha out of rehab for eating disorder Updated: Mar-07-14 12:46 pm
- Michigan requiring more mental health services Updated: Mar-07-14 8:13 am
- Wolf encounter leaves cows with post-trauma stress Updated: Mar-06-14 9:25 am
- DCF promotes suicide prevention education Updated: Mar-06-14 3:05 am
- State Senate OKs gun limits on some mentally ill Updated: Mar-05-14 10:11 pm
- Man gets 2 years for sending white powder letters Updated: Mar-05-14 8:04 pm
- Hagel promises to look into vets' PTSD lawsuit Updated: Mar-05-14 12:30 pm
- Va. launches online psychiatric bed registry Updated: Mar-05-14 7:17 am
- EXCHANGE: Family struggles with rare disorder Updated: Mar-05-14 6:17 am
- Former deputy sues over lack of PTSD treatment Updated: Mar-04-14 1:30 pm
- New Seattle police policy for the mentally ill Updated: Mar-04-14 12:52 pm
- SD panel votes to keep guns away from mentally ill Updated: Mar-04-14 12:01 pm
- State extends interior mental health contract Updated: Mar-03-14 1:11 pm
- Health agency seeks input on mental health needs Updated: Mar-02-14 4:25 pm
- SW Ind. woman honored for work on mental health Updated: Mar-02-14 3:49 pm
- Vt. settles suit over suspect awaiting psych test Updated: Feb-28-14 6:34 pm
- ACLU: Treatment of mentally ill prisoners lacking Updated: Feb-28-14 5:31 pm
- Fixes sought as ERs flooded with mental patients Updated: Feb-28-14 3:01 pm
- Suicide prevention bill passes House Updated: Feb-28-14 10:43 am
- Audit faults New Mexico agency for mismanagement Updated: Feb-27-14 9:13 pm
BOSTON - Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley, who lost a younger brother to suicide, called on lawmakers Monday to restore proposed cuts in community-based behavioral health programs and help eliminate the stigma attached to mental illness.
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's mental health commissioner says she's satisfied with her agency's process for determining whether mentally ill young adults are healthy enough to leave state respite programs in the wake of the brutal Christmastime slaying of a Deep River mother.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia lawmakers left Richmond Saturday without accomplishing their most important task: passing a roughly $96 billion budget for the next two years.
STAUNTON, Virginia - For Joseph Laurenzo, artistic expression resembles a kind of road. It's a way for him to arrive at strikingly creative images, such as a bird connected to a hand, and it's also a way for a thought to find its way out of his mind.
DOVER, Delaware - With the National School Climate Survey reporting that as many as 64 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths likely to suffer from depression, suicide attempts and substance abuse, organizations across the state are joining together to implement early-intervention services in schools and the community.
NEW YORK - Ke$ha is out of rehab for an eating disorder.
LANSING, Michigan - Legislation has been signed into law to offer more treatment options in Michigan for people with mental illness, including those who are jailed or at risk of being imprisoned.
CORVALLIS, Oregon - Cows that survive a wolf encounter reportedly suffer symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - State agencies across Florida are working together to decrease the number of suicides.
PIERRE, South Dakota - People with mental illnesses who are deemed a threat to themselves or others would be added to a national registry and kept from obtaining guns under legislation the South Dakota Senate passed Wednesday.
PORTLAND, Oregon - A federal judge sentenced a Vancouver, Washington, man to two years in prison for sending threatening letters laced with a suspicious powder to members of Congress, journalists, and the comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he is personally looking into the lawsuit filed earlier this week by Vietnam veterans who suffered from post-traumatic stress and received less than honorable discharges from the military.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia mental health workers have a new tool to find psychiatric beds for people being held for treatment under emergency custody orders.
WALNUT, Illinois - Jaclyn and Thomas Trujillo's daughter, Kloey, loved school, playing with other children, and participating in a variety of activities. Then, for no apparent reason, everything in the extremely intelligent 5-year-old's once-safe world suddenly changed.
BOZEMAN, Montana - A former Gallatin County sheriff's deputy who faces trial in May on charges that he mistreated a prisoner three years ago is suing the county claiming he did not receive adequate treatment for job-related mental health issues.
SEATTLE - Seattle police have adopted a new policy this week for dealing with crisis situations involving people who are mentally ill or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
PIERRE, South Dakota - A South Dakota Senate Committee has approved a bill intended to prevent people found to be dangerously mentally ill from obtaining guns.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The state has extended a contract with an organization to provide mental health services in Alaska's interior.
MONROE, Louisiana - The Northeast Delta Human Services Authority is working to expand mental health and addiction assistance to some of the more underserved areas in the Delta that are home to high poverty rates and few options to such services.
EVANSVILLE, Indiana - If there's one thing Lori Rivera wants you to know, it's that people can recover from mental illness.
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont has agreed to pay $35,000 in the case of a man picked up on a disorderly conduct charge and ordered to undergo a mental evaluation, but who advocates say was mistreated in prison where he spent a week when there was no room for him in a health facility.
BILLINGS, Montana - Advocacy groups said Friday that a yearlong investigation of Montana's corrections system found "systemic" mistreatment of mentally ill prisoners, including their placement in solitary confinement for months or even years and the routine denial of needed medicines.
LAS VEGAS - A governor-appointed mental health advisory council asked state officials to find solutions for overflowing southern Nevada emergency rooms, after some Las Vegas-area hospitals started turning away ambulances because they were inundated with psychiatric patients.
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The state House has passed a bill that would require suicide prevention education for teachers and school administrators.
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A state audit on Thursday concluded Gov. Susana Martinez's administration poorly managed federal Medicaid money and improperly handled fraud allegations against more than a dozen mental health providers, some of which have gone out of business because of billing disputes with the state.