Latest Mental health News

Kyrgios pleads guilty to assault, has no conviction recorded

Feb. 03, 2023 03:34 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios apologized for shoving a former girlfriend to the ground two years ago after he escaped conviction Friday on a charge of common assault. The 2022 Wimbledon runner-up pleaded guilty in the Australian Capital Territory...

NFL prospects safeguarded from inappropriate team questions

Feb. 02, 2023 15:19 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — NFL prospect Jake Andrews fielded questions from teams designed to probe his personality and attitude more than just his football IQ. Those questions — such as, would you rather be a Super Bowl champion or Hall of Famer? — are standard issue for teams...

Experts warn NC bill could harm LGBTQ youth mental health

Feb. 02, 2023 14:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Critics of a North Carolina bill that advanced Thursday in the state Senate say it could jeopardize the mental health and physical safety of LGBTQ students who could be outed to their parents without consent. Promoted by the sponsors as a means of granting...

Authorities: Man shot after reporting self as trespasser

Feb. 02, 2023 12:37 PM EST

MAGNOLIA, Texas (AP) — A man who might have been experiencing a mental health crisis was shot and injured by Texas deputies on Thursday after apparently calling 911 and describing himself as a trespasser outside his home, authorities said. At 12:45 a.m. on Thursday, deputies with...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Feb. 01, 2023 20:13 PM EST

Yankton Press & Dakotan. January 30, 2023. Editorial: Openness Needed In RC Senator’s Case The curious case of South Dakota State Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller has been made all the more intriguing because, frankly, we aren’t permitted to know what exactly was going...

Justice Douglas tapped to serve on Maine Supreme Court

Feb. 01, 2023 11:54 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A judge who has served for two decades at the Superior Court and District Court levels was tapped Wednesday by Democratic Gov. Janet Mills to serve on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Justice Wayne Douglas, of Old Orchard Beach, was first nominated to serve...

Q&A: Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO recruits alumni as mentors

Feb. 01, 2023 08:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Big Brothers Big Sisters America CEO Artis Stevens says the 119-year-old nonprofit long known for mentoring schoolchildren is now diversifying its programming. Stevens, who took over the organization two years ago, said the fastest growing demand for its services is...

Ohio governor advocates child tax deduction, school vouchers

Jan. 31, 2023 21:16 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The wellness and opportunities of Ohio's children drive a state budget proposal that includes offering a $2,500 child tax deduction, expanding school vouchers, investing in mental health and spending $2.5 billion to prepare large sites for economic development, Gov. Mike...

West Virginia lawmakers advance ban on gender-affirming care

Jan. 30, 2023 19:21 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers in the House Judiciary Committee voted Monday to add a ban on hormone therapy to a bill prohibiting gender-affirming surgery for minors before advancing the legislation to the full House of Delegates. The bill was greenlit after...

Officer wants charges dismissed in shooting of stranded man

Jan. 30, 2023 18:35 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An attorney for one of two law enforcement officers indicted in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man who was stranded along a road in a small mountain town and having a “mental health crisis” last year is trying to have the charges thrown out against him. ...