Latest Mental health News

Indiana man who died at 19 lives on through his music

Nov. 27, 2021 00:08 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — On a breezy Monday, Ed Schwartzman plops a bag next to him at the center table of his Bloomington restaurant. It doesn’t look like much: laminated photo collages, loose papers, weathered pictures of mid-90s youth soccer teams — all featuring the same smiling boy...

Trauma helplines expanded following Waukesha parade crash

Nov. 25, 2021 13:37 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — As people in Waukesha and elsewhere continue to cope with trauma following six deaths and more than 60 injuries after a man drove an SUV through a holiday parade, mental health experts are offering new ways to get help. Children’s Wisconsin hospital...

Vikings relieved Everson Griffen crisis ends 'peacefully'

Nov. 24, 2021 20:11 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have made mental health support an organizational priority, an investment that only became more important with Everson Griffen's frightening experience three years ago. The condition of mental illness never truly goes away, as...

Delaware nonprofits partner to raise mental health awareness

Nov. 20, 2021 09:10 AM EST

WILMINGTON, De. (AP) — Movements across the world over the past few years have taken aim at the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Celebrities, athletes and other prominent individuals have been more open about their mental health struggles and the things they do...

Titans receiver A.J. Brown shares battle with depression

Nov. 18, 2021 19:14 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown seemed to have everything going his way in 2020, having his best season yet in the NFL on the way to earning his first Pro Bowl honor. Behind his big smile, Brown said Thursday he was battling so hard...

State attorneys general probing Instagram's effects on kids

Nov. 18, 2021 17:42 PM EST

A group of state attorneys general are investigating the photo-sharing platform Instagram and its effects on children and young adults, saying its parent company Facebook — now called Meta Platforms — ignored internal research about the physical and mental health dangers it posed to young...

Phone companies must allow texting new '988' suicide line

Nov. 18, 2021 12:15 PM EST

U.S. communications regulators will require that phone companies allow people to text as well as call a new '988' number for the suicide-prevention hotline. The Federal Communications Commission last summer voted to require phone companies support the 988 number for people to call to reach an existing...

Schools shift learning, take days off to ease COVID stress

Nov. 18, 2021 11:28 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's largest school district said it will switch to online learning on Fridays in December in response to rising COVID-19 cases and the need for mental health relief. Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti told families that it's critical that 75% of...

Rittenhouse trial arguments worry mental health advocates

Nov. 18, 2021 11:14 AM EST

The first man Kyle Rittenhouse fatally shot on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, was “irrational and crazy,” Rittenhouse’s attorney told jurors at his murder trial. Joseph Rosenbaum had been on medication for bipolar disorder and depression, and he was trying to...

Massachusetts Senate approves sweeping mental health bill

Nov. 17, 2021 19:09 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved a bill Wednesday that would guarantee Massachusetts residents are eligible for annual mental health wellness exams at no cost — akin to annual physical exams. The sweeping bill, which passed on a 39-0 vote,...