Mental Health

Books are displayed in a bookshop during the Hay Festival in Hay on Wye, Wales, Friday May 31, 2019. At Britain’s leading literary gathering, the word of the year was anxiety. Fifty shades of worry, about climate change, mental health and of course Brexit, dominated this year’s Hay Festival, an annual carnival of ideas held in Hay-on-Wye, a tiny Welsh town with 2,000 residents and 20 bookshops. (AP Photo/Jill Lawless)
June 03, 2019 - 5:46 am
HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) — At Britain's leading literary gathering, the word of the year was anxiety. Fifty shades of worry —about climate change, mental health and of course Brexit — dominated this year's Hay Festival, an annual carnival of ideas held in Hay-on-Wye, a tiny Welsh town with 2,000...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2019, file photo, Isaiah Joel Peoples appears at a court hearing at the Santa Clara County Hall of Justice in San Jose, Calif. Prosecutors said Thursday, May 30 that they will file new hate crime charges against the Army veteran, accused of eight counts of attempted murder, after police said he deliberately plowed his car into pedestrians at a California crosswalk last month. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group via AP, Pool)
May 30, 2019 - 6:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Army veteran who served in Iraq ran his car into a crowd of pedestrians in California because he believed two of the people looked like they were Muslim or Indian, authorities said Thursday. The disclosure came as prosecutors filed two hate crime allegations against 34-year-...
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A man sits with a bowl asking for money in the central business district of Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, May 30, 2019. The liberal-led government on Thursday unveiled the country's first so-called well-being budget, which aims to measure social outcomes like health and the environment alongside traditional metrics such as economic growth. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
May 30, 2019 - 12:35 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government announced Thursday it will spend billions of dollars more on mental health services and combatting child poverty as part of a new approach to its finances. The liberal-led government unveiled the country's first so-called well-being budget. It...
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May 28, 2019 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Seth Moulton is outlining his plan to improve mental health care in the United States, particularly for veterans. The Massachusetts congressman and Iraq War veteran released his proposal on Tuesday to address the mental health challenges caused by...
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Ahsaki Chachere arranges flowers Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the memorial for Pamela Turner, who was killed Monday night during a confrontation with a Baytown Police officer at The Brixton Apartments complex in Baytown, Texas. (Godofredo A Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 3:57 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area police officer knew his neighbor suffered from mental illness and should have offered assistance when that was apparent, but instead he fatally shot the 44-year-old woman, a lawyer for the victim's family said Thursday. Pamela Turner had struggled with paranoid...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, Gov. John Carney speaks at a news conference in Wilmington, Del. Delaware's attorney general is investigating the medical contractor for the state's prison system amid allegations that contract counselors were ordered to forge documents to indicate that inmates were getting mental health treatment they never received. "It's upsetting that so many years down the road, and we're still not apparently getting what we're paying for," a frustrated Carney said Tuesday, May 14, 2019. "That's just unacceptable." (Suchat Pederson/The News Journal via AP, File)
May 14, 2019 - 7:55 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's attorney general is investigating the state's prison system medical contractor amid allegations that staffers were ordered to forge documents to falsely state that inmates were getting mental health treatment they never received. Officials confirmed the investigation...
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May 06, 2019 - 10:46 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Johns Hopkins University initiative announced Monday will offer short courses to principals and other school leaders as part of an effort to create standards around school health and safety. Topics including student mental health and security technology will be offered through...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., right, speaks at a Service Employees International Union forum on labor issues in Las Vegas. Klobuchar has released a plan to spend $100 billion over a decade to improve mental health care and fight substance abuse. It’s an issue the Minnesota senator has faced firsthand as the daughter of an alcoholic who struggled with addiction for years before getting sober.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 03, 2019 - 8:36 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has released a plan to spend $100 billion over a decade to improve mental health care and fight substance abuse, an issue the Minnesota senator has faced firsthand as the daughter of an alcoholic who struggled with addiction for years...
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April 29, 2019 - 5:40 pm
Suicides among U.S. kids aged 10 to 17 jumped to a 19-year high in the month following the release of a popular TV series that depicted a girl ending her life, researchers said. The study published Monday can't prove that the Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" was the cause, but there were 195 more...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. Christensen is accused of luring Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang into his car in June 2017, torturing and killing her. The FBI assumes Zhang is dead though her body hasn’t been found. Video of his trial will be streamed from Peoria federal court to a viewing room at the Urbana courthouse. District Judge James Shadid on Tuesday approved the closed-circuit video “to accommodate members of the public and the victim’s family.” Christensen’s trial is scheduled to begin June 3, 2019, in Peoria. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
April 29, 2019 - 12:32 pm
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Lawyers for a former University of Illinois student accused of killing a visiting Chinese scholar say they are abandoning their mental health defense. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that Brendt Christensen's attorneys had been planning to argue that the 29-year-old...
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