Mental Health

Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross)

Prosecutors get Holmes’ mental health records

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shootings received defendant James Holmes’ mental health records from the state hospital and the University of Colorado on Monday. The records, sealed in six manila envelopes, […]

10/07/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Mental illness and violence

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 […]

10/07/2013

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NCAA trainers make mental health recommendations

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 […]

09/25/2013

Suicide Prevention ribbon

Suicide Prevention Week informs and educates

Did you know that in the United States one person completes suicide every 14 minutes? Or it’s estimated that more than 5 million people in the United States have been directly affected by a suicide? […]

09/11/2013

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Rick Warren returns to pulpit after son’s suicide

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) – Nearly four months after his son’s suicide, popular pastor Rick Warren has returned to the pulpit at his Southern California megachurch. Warren delivered a Saturday afternoon sermon entitled “How To […]

07/27/2013

Bullying by siblings as damaging as bullying by others

Bullying and aggressive behavior by a sibling can be as damaging as bullying by a classmate, neighbor or other peer, finds a new study that links it to increased depression, anxiety and anger among victimized […]

06/17/2013

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (AP Photo)

Calif. prisons spend big on anti-psychotics for inmates; fear of lawsuits cited

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — While under federal court oversight, California’s prison mental health system has been spending far more on anti-psychotic drugs than other states with large prison systems. Figures compiled by The Associated Press […]

05/01/2013

Find help for eating disorders

Do you or someone you know struggle with an eating disorder? There is help, you just need to know where to turn. Click here for more information.

03/05/2013

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Huge study: 5 mental disorders share genetic links

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.

02/27/2013

Gov Jerry Brown

Inmate lawsuits cost Calif. $200M

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has begun aggressively challenging federal court oversight of California’s prison system by highlighting what he claims is a costly conflict of interest. Read more here.

02/11/2013

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Army seeks better mental health coordination

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Army leadership is looking to improve coordination between its mental health programs and other soldier-resilience efforts.

02/04/2013

Therapy dog

Therapy dog helps students de-stress

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (AP) — The four-legged member of the counseling team at the high school in suburban Chicago waits patiently, as a crush of students fills the hallways. Her tail wags with the first pat on the head, then another and another.

01/31/2013

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