Mental Health

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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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After shootings, states rethink mental health cuts

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.

01/23/2013

California offered as national mental health model

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The leader of the state Senate says California’s approach to treating mental illness should serve as a national model in response to last week’s massacre of schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn.

12/20/2012

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Mediator: Mom didn’t like to leave gunman alone

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The mother of Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza told a divorce mediator in 2009 that she didn’t like to leave him alone and that she would care for him as long as he needed it.

12/17/2012

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How You Can Help Conn. Shooting Relief Effort

As KFWB continues to follow the unfolding details of what happened at Sandy Hook and how that community mourns and attempts to recover – there are several ways for you to help now. Here are some of the local non-profits involved.

12/17/2012

Shootings expose cracks in US mental health system

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 […]

10/01/2012

Prosecutors give up fight for Holmes' notebook

DENVER (AP) – Prosecutors are giving up their fight to see a notebook sent by the Colorado theater shooting suspect to a university psychiatrist. Deputy District Attorney Rich Orman told a judge Thursday that even […]

09/20/2012

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