- Training in recognizing bias proposed for Missouri officers Updated: Dec-01-15 5:39 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri police officers would need to complete annual training in recognizing bias, de-escalating situations and dealing with people with mental illness under rules proposed in response to calls for change after a fatal Ferguson shooting last year.
- Wyoming lawmakers move forward with mental health reforms Updated: Dec-01-15 1:55 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming lawmakers are advancing a bill with mental health reforms that would change how the state treats those considered to be a threat to themselves or others.
- Report: More oversight needed for mental health services Updated: Dec-01-15 12:47 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A Nebraska legislative committee has released a report recommending more oversight of how the state addresses access and funding issues with mental health services.
- NY adds tax check-offs on mental illness, women's cancers Updated: Dec-01-15 11:22 am
ALBANY, New York - New York taxpayers will have the option of contributing to 13 causes next year that will include educational efforts to prevent women's cancers and against the stigma of mental illness.
- Study to examine rising suicide rates in New Orleans Updated: Nov-30-15 12:35 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A coroner has teamed up with a nonprofit research organization to study suicide rates in New Orleans.
- Group seeks public support for mental health crisis centers Updated: Nov-29-15 5:01 pm
FORT SMITH, Arkansas - A coalition of three organizations is traveling Arkansas in search of support to fund crisis intervention centers for the mentally ill to help reduce crowding in county jails and state prisons.
- Nebraska law enforcement concerned about mental illness Updated: Nov-29-15 3:33 pm
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - Law enforcement and mental health officials in central Nebraska say the problem of people with mental health issues isn't getting any better.
- Mental health facility sues Oklahoma City School District Updated: Nov-29-15 1:46 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A mental health facility is suing the Oklahoma City School District after the district declined to renew its contract.
- Everett mental health court shows progress Updated: Nov-28-15 10:30 am
EVERETT, Washington - A push by Everett to divert people with mental health issues who are facing misdemeanors into a special court is starting to show results.
- Police say man identified stabber before he died Updated: Nov-26-15 12:32 pm
WAILUKU, Hawaii - A woman is accused of fatally stabbing a man at a Maui mental health residence.
- Bartender accused of threatening Boehner to be released Updated: Nov-24-15 4:14 pm
CINCINNATI - A former Cincinnati-area bartender accused of threatening to kill John Boehner will be released from custody after a federal judge said Tuesday that the man was of low risk to the community and has enough support to live a productive life.
- NFL players talk openly to help destigmatize mental illness Updated: Nov-24-15 12:45 pm
HOUSTON - Arian Foster was in a bad place, drinking heavily to self-medicate and deal with the problems in his life.
- After vet felled by PTSD, service dog Honor aids family now Updated: Nov-24-15 12:03 pm
CLYDE, North Carolina - Part of the Labrador retriever's training was to sense when the demons of war had invaded Wade Baker's dreams.
- The Latest: Man's father satisfied with settlement in death Updated: Nov-23-15 6:48 pm
SANTA ANA, California - The latest on a settlement reached in the death of a mentally ill homeless man after a violent arrest in Southern California (All times local):
- NYC Mayor de Blasio outlines plan to treat mental illness Updated: Nov-23-15 6:20 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's eyes watered and his face flushed. His voice faltered and, at one point as he struggled for the next sentence, his two college-aged children each placed a hand on his back to steady him.
- Feds warn NC about deal to move mentally ill from homes Updated: Nov-23-15 5:10 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina officials aren't living up to an out-of-court agreement to move potentially thousands of people with serious mental illness out of adult care homes and into their communities, government lawyers warned.
- Daugaard supports formation of mental illness task force Updated: Nov-23-15 11:16 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he supports a mental illness task force proposed by the state's top judge.
- Military Veteran Project in Topeka growing Updated: Nov-23-15 10:45 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - If the Military Veteran Project succeeds at improving brain injury treatment and other goals, Melissa Jarboe won't be running the organization she founded.
- Reservation loses funding for suicide prevention program Updated: Nov-20-15 9:24 pm
PINE RIDGE, South Dakota - The only suicide prevention outreach program on a South Dakota Indian reservation where at least 20 people have killed themselves this year will end in December due to lack of funding, tribal officials said Friday.
- Ohio announces $3 million to treat mental illness in jails Updated: Nov-20-15 3:43 pm
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The state has announced $3 million in grants to address the mental health needs of offenders in county jails in hopes of reducing jail populations and the number of inmates returning to the facilities.
- Arkansas mental health providers charged with Medicaid fraud Updated: Nov-19-15 7:27 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The two top billers in the Arkansas Medical Licensed Mental Health Practitioner Program have been charged with 20 felony counts involving false claims for Medicaid reimbursement.
- Kansas mental health center denies sexual harassment claims Updated: Nov-19-15 3:59 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A mental health center in western Kansas denies allegations brought by one current and one former worker that it was aware that a former manager was a "serial sexual predator" who had inappropriate contact with clients and staff for almost 30 years.
- Annual event donates gifts to mental health hospitals Updated: Nov-19-15 6:24 am
MACON, Georgia - Macon-Bibb County and Warner Robins are among several cities participating in the annual Mayors' Christmas Motorcade which gives donations to mental health hospitals across Georgia.
- Casper police officers learn to address mental illness Updated: Nov-18-15 9:56 am
CASPER, Wyoming - Casper Police Detective Tony Stedellie pulled up a chair and sat down next to a despondent man holding a nearly-empty bottle of Jim Beam bourbon.
- Campaign aims to increase focus on mental health, addiction Updated: Nov-10-15 10:43 am
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Former Rhode Island congressman Patrick Kennedy is coming to New Hampshire to kick off a new campaign aimed at putting mental health and addiction issues front and center for policymakers.