NEW YORK (AP) — Mentally ill inmates in New York City’s most notorious jail are too often placed in solitary confinement — in some cases for thousands of days at a time — a practice […]
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — A state prison hospital on California’s central coast is admitting fewer patients because of a shortage of psychiatrists. The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports Atascadero State Hospital has […]
Washington, DC has had more than its share of tragic events in recent weeks. There was the Navy Yard massacre that left 13 dead last month. Two-and-a-half weeks later, a woman was killed after ramming […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lots of women suffer from postpartum depression, but violence in new mothers is incredibly rare, and when it happens, it typically is linked to a different condition. Experts caution against assuming that […]
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Athletic Trainers Association wants colleges to start treating the mental health of college athletes just as seriously as they do physical well-being. The organization outlined a set of broad guidelines […]
CHICAGO (AP) — Combat appears to have little or no influence on suicide rates among U.S. troops and veterans, according to a military study that challenges the conventional thinking about war’s effects on the psyche. […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than two dozen seriously ill female inmates could be among the first in line for release as California struggles to meet a federal court order to reduce prison crowding by […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest genetic study of mental illnesses to date finds five major disorders may not look much alike but they share some gene-based risks. The surprising discovery comes in the quest to unravel what causes psychiatric disorders.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Dozens of states have slashed spending on mental health care over the last four years, either because of the recession’s toll on revenue or a new zeal to shrink government. But that trend may be heading for a U-turn in 2013.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Last week’s fatal shooting at a Minneapolis sign company may be just the latest example of a family that fell through the cracks in the U.S. mental health system. The shooter, Andrew […]