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Doctors urge access to psychedelic therapies in New Mexico

Jul. 12, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Physicians and researchers are urging New Mexico legislators to allow the use of psychedelic mushrooms in mental health therapy aimed at overcoming depression, anxiety, psychological trauma and alcoholism. A legislative panel on Tuesday listened to advocates...

Florida mom channels grief into fight against vet suicides

Jun. 04, 2022 06:01 AM EDT

Janos “John” Lutz was 19 when he enlisted in the Marine Corps out of high school, aiming to do his part for his country in the aftermath of the 911 terrorist attacks. As he hoped, he was deployed to the front lines in Iraq. Janine Lutz recalls the first time that...

Judge denies woman's challenge to conviction in son's death

Jun. 01, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman who pleaded guilty in her 5-year-old son's beating death cannot challenge her conviction and 35-year sentence, a judge ruled Wednesday JoAnn Cunningham, 39, of Crystal Lake, claimed in her March petition for post-conviction relief...

Osaka's mental health discussion resonates at French Open

May. 25, 2022 02:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Naomi Osaka’s 2022 French Open is over following a first-round loss. The players remaining in the tournament see and hear products of her frank discussion about anxiety and depression a year ago — from new “quiet rooms” and three on-call psychiatrists at Roland Garros to a...

Osaka's mental health discussion resonates at French Open

May. 25, 2022 02:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Naomi Osaka’s 2022 French Open is over following a first-round loss. The players remaining in the tournament see and hear products of her frank discussion about anxiety and depression a year ago — from new “quiet rooms” and three on-call psychiatrists at Roland Garros to a...

NCAA survey shows mental health still a concern for athletes

May. 24, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A survey of college athletes by the NCAA suggests that rates of mental exhaustion, anxiety and depression remain as much as twice as high as pre-pandemic levels, but feelings of hopelessness have improved. The results of the study, a follow-up to two conducted...

Ashley Judd talks about mental health after mother's death

May. 12, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Ashley Judd encouraged people to seek help for their mental health and talked about her grieving process after the loss of her mother, country star Naomi Judd. In an interview aired on “Good Morning America” on Thursday, the movie star said she...