Mental Health

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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This photo released Wednesday, April 24, 2019, by the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety shows Isaiah Joel Peoples. Police in Northern California have identified the man arrested after he allegedly deliberately plowed into a group of people. The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety says 34-year-old Peoples, of Sunnyvale, Calif., was arrested Tuesday. (Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety via AP)
April 26, 2019 - 6:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Iraq War veteran deliberately drove into a group of pedestrians because he thought some of the people were Muslim, California authorities said Friday. Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, faces eight counts of attempted murder for injuring eight people, including four who remain...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019, provided by Don Draper, a victim of a car crash is offered assistance from police in Sunnyvale, Calif. Draper, a witness to the crash that injured several people, said he was waiting for the light to turn green when a Toyota Corolla plowed through the intersection at high speed. (Don Draper via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 3:12 pm
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former Army sharpshooter with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people, then told authorities that he intentionally hit them, police said. Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34...
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Police and road crews work the scene after a car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
April 24, 2019 - 8:43 pm
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A California motorist told investigators Wednesday that he deliberately drove into a crosswalk in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, hitting seven people and injuring eight, but did not say why. Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, was being held on eight counts of attempted murder as four...
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