- Demi Lovato is the face of mental health in new campaign Updated: May-28-15 7:38 am
LOS ANGELES - When Demi Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she was actually relieved.
- Minot motorcycle club opening bar to support PTSD work Updated: May-25-15 12:03 pm
MINOT, North Dakota - A motorcycle club in Minot is opening a bar to support the club's charitable work to benefit military veterans.
- Iowa woman writes letters to prison inmates for decades Updated: May-24-15 11:02 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Jean Basinger writes letters to prison inmates in Iowa. She has done this for 30 years.
- Provo police chief calls for expanded Medicaid to help crime Updated: May-23-15 1:24 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah police chief is calling on state lawmakers to accept federal funding to expand Medicaid as a way to fight crime.
- Parents say teen shot by police suffered from mental illness Updated: May-23-15 12:02 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - A Tampa Bay-area teenager who shot a police officer in the leg before police fatally shot him suffered from mental illness but never received a specific diagnosis, his parents said.
- Village police department forms mental health crisis team Updated: May-23-15 4:05 am
ORLAND PARK, Illinois - The Orland Park Police Department outside Chicago has established a crisis intervention team to help people suffering from severe mental illness and keep them out of jail.
- Effort to expand police mental health coverage progresses Updated: May-22-15 6:50 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A long-running effort to extend workers' compensation benefits to police officers who receive mental health injuries on the job cleared a key hurdle Friday after years of defeat in the General Assembly.
- Amid Texas psychiatrist shortage, plan offers loan repayment Updated: May-21-15 2:11 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas House has preliminarily approved a proposal offering to help repay student loans for psychiatrists who provide care in underserved parts of the state.
- Governor issues letter critical of Oxford House Updated: May-21-15 1:25 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant is asking the Mississippi Department of Mental Health to stop providing money to help Oxford House Inc. open group homes in the state for recovering alcoholics and former drug addicts.
- Study: Fewer kids have severe mental problems; more get help Updated: May-20-15 6:04 pm
Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.
- Mental health worker faces charges for rape of teen girl Updated: May-19-15 5:21 pm
LOGAN, Utah - The Cache County Sheriff's Office says a 34-year-old male employee of Bear River Mental Health was arrested and faces four felony charges including rape of a 16-year-old girl who may have been a client.
- Sheriff names clinical psychologist to run Chicago jail Updated: May-19-15 5:17 pm
CHICAGO - A clinical psychologist has been picked to lead a Chicago jail that is one of the largest in the country.
- Condemned Mississippi inmate wants mental health hearing Updated: May-19-15 2:56 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Attorneys for a Mississippi death row inmate are asking the state Supreme Court to order a hearing on his mental health as a possible step toward overturning his conviction.
- Memorial created for those buried on Bryce Hospital grounds Updated: May-19-15 9:50 am
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - During a visit to Bryce Hospital in 2006, Dr. Tom Hobbs of Hueytown noticed peeling paint on the historic white building's iconic dome.
- Abbott's 1st veto nixes ceremonial mental health resolution Updated: May-18-15 6:25 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has issued his first veto, striking down a ceremonial resolution saluting mental health professionals statewide.
- Md. woman asserts mental illness in grandmother's slaying Updated: May-18-15 3:40 pm
FREDERICK, Maryland - A Frederick County woman is pursuing a mental-illness defense in the fatal stabbing of her grandmother last December.
- Ala company training dogs to help veterans Updated: May-18-15 1:26 pm
AUBURN, Alabama - Velcro - an 18-month-old German shepherd - focuses hard on her trainer, Ashton Jakcsy, in a conference room in the Auburn Research Park. Velcro ignores the two other canines, McCrae and Gunner, and the flurry of people in the room, eyeing Jakcsy instead in the hopes of getting a treat.
- High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman Updated: May-18-15 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.
- Suicides rare in young children; rate edged up in black boys Updated: May-18-15 11:21 am
CHICAGO - Suicides by young children are rare and the low rate has held mostly stable except for a troubling increase among black boys, two decades of U.S. data show.
- New Jersey prosecutor puts the spotlight on mental illness Updated: May-17-15 11:51 am
CAMDEN, New Jersey - In 2003, Bernard A. King suffocated to death while face down and shackled to a bed post at the Gloucester County jail.
- Study: mentally ill inmates stay longer in central Ohio jail Updated: May-17-15 10:58 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mentally-ill inmates at central Ohio's biggest jail stay longer, return more frequently and often aren't connected with the treatment they need after they leave, according to a new report.
- Latest war adds new generation of mental trauma in Iraq Updated: May-15-15 1:51 pm
CHAMISHKO CAMP, Iraq - The group of women, members of Iraq's Yazidi religious minority, first did deep breathing as a relaxation technique. Then, as their children played in the center of the room, they talked about the traumas they had lived through when Islamic State extremists rampaged through their town.
- Mental health clinic opens as at Prescott VA Hospital Updated: May-14-15 8:34 pm
PHOENIX - The Northern Arizona Veterans Affairs Hospital has opened a new wing at its Prescott campus to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse issues.
- New law encourages suicide prevention training for teachers Updated: May-14-15 6:32 pm
HELENA, Montana - In the state with the worst suicide rate in the nation, Montana now has a law aimed at helping to curb suicide among young people.
- New law lets family ask judge to commit dangerous relative Updated: May-14-15 4:37 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Family members will be able to ask a judge to step in if a mental health professional will not involuntarily commit a relative they believe could be suicidal or a danger to others under a measure signed into law Thursday by Gov. Jay Inslee.