Mental Health

James Lacroix, 53, center, stands during an appearance with defense attorney Penelope Psomos at Barnstable District Court in Barnstable, Mass., Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Angela Rowlings, The Boston Herald)

Police say Kennedy intruder was seeking Katy Perry

HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — A man accused of breaking into a home in the Kennedy compound on Cape Cod and telling authorities he was looking for singer Katy Perry has been sent to a […]


Penny and Phil Sound Bite

A conversation about mental health, gun control and mass shootings

Recent shooting rampages across the country have raised new questions about gun control. But there has also been an increased discussion about mental illness. And some think that’s where we really need to focus. Phil […]


In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, is an entryway to the main courtyard and cellblocks at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

California plans death row mental health unit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Responding to a federal court order, California prison officials plan to build a mental health unit for condemned inmates at San Quentin State Prison, according to court documents filed Tuesday. The […]


Two women embrace near a prayer circle on the campus of Seattle Pacific University, Friday, June 6, 2014 in Seattle. Classes were canceled Friday following a shooting at Otto Miller Hall Thursday afternoon. A 19-year-old man was fatally shot and two other young people were wounded after a gunman entered the foyer  and started shooting.  Aaron R. Ybarra, 26, was booked into the King County Jail late Thursday for investigation of homicide, according to police and the jail roster. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Police: Seattle campus suspect wanted to kill many

SEATTLE (AP) — Police say the suspect in a shooting at a small Seattle university wanted to kill as many people as possible before killing himself. A judge found probable cause to hold 26-year-old Aaron […]


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Report faults California prison mental health care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is providing haphazard, inadequate psychiatric treatment to its most severely mentally ill inmates, according to a new report by a federal court official. The report filed in federal court Friday […]


This undated photo from the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows the driver license photo of Elliott Rodger. (AP Photo/California DMV)

Police knew about killer’s videos during check

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies who checked on Elliot Rodger three weeks before he killed six college students were aware he had posted disturbing videos but never viewed them before or […]


This undated photo from the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows the driver license photo of Elliott Rodger. (AP Photo/California DMV)

Santa Barbara rampage shows gaps in mental health law

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elliot Rodger’s murderous rampage near Santa Barbara has tragically exposed the limitations of involuntary-commitment laws that allow authorities to temporarily confine people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others. […]


FILE - In this May 17, 2011, file photo, a man walks near the sign at the entrance to the Rikers Island jail in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Guard in hot cell death has record of leaving post

NEW YORK (AP) — A Rikers Island jail guard who investigators say left her post without permission as a mentally ill inmate lay dying in his 101-degree cell in February had been disciplined four years […]


Rick Warren

Rick Warren creates event on mental health following his son’s death

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) — A year after his son’s suicide, popular evangelical pastor Rick Warren is taking on a new mental health ministry inspired by his personal tragedy. Warren, founder of Saddleback Church and […]


New York City Democratic Mayoral hopeful Bill De Blasio embraces his son Dante, left, daughter Chiara, second from left, and wife Chirlane, right, after addressing supporters at his election headquarters after polls closed in the city's primary election Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Chiara de Blasio tells all. Should your teen?

NEW YORK (AP) — Chiara de Blasio helped get her dad elected mayor, flaunting quirky head gear and joking from the podium on primary night. But on Christmas Eve, the 19-year-old did something else: She […]




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