Latest Mental health News

Judge orders New Mexico compound suspect hospitalized

Oct. 18, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a woman charged with firearms and terrorism-related counts to be hospitalized for mental health treatment more than a year after authorities arrested her and four other adult residents of a squalid New Mexico compound. In his order, Chief U.S. District...

Man who threatened Trump family, media figures gets 5 years

Oct. 18, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-area man with a history of severe mental illness has been sentenced to five years in prison for making threats against President Donald Trump's family, synagogues and media figures. Chase Bliss Colasurdo was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in May. He was arrested after...

Lawsuit challenges state's use of solitary confinement

Oct. 16, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A prisoner who suffers from several mental health disorders and has been held in solitary confinement for more than 12 years is one of four who filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of North Carolina on Wednesday, saying the treatment violates the state constitution's ban on...

Florida commission says mental health system needs overhaul

Oct. 16, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's mental health system is underfunded and needs to be overhauled, with better coordination between providers, law enforcement and educators, the commission investigating last year's high school massacre recommended to the legislature Wednesday. The Marjory Stoneman...

Knife suspect detained under UK's Mental Health Act

Oct. 12, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police said Saturday that a man who allegedly lunged at shoppers with a knife at a northwestern England mall has been detained under the Mental Health Act. Five people were hurt during the attack Friday at the Arndale Centre in Manchester. Thee of the injured needed hospital treatment but...

Post-war Liberians are demanding better mental health care

Oct. 12, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — More than a decade after back-to-back civil wars ravaged Liberia its people still await justice for countless abuses, and many say the lack of accountability is worsening a mental health crisis. The frustration soared when President George Weah recently indicated there was no need...

Everson Griffen's return to form energizes Vikings defense

Oct. 9, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Everson Griffen burst from his three-point stance and appeared ready to try and beat New York Giants left tackle Nate Solder with speed to the outside. Solder shuffled to get in position before Griffen used the tackle's momentum against him to get him off-balance. In one move, Griffen...

A year after Michael, Florida community still in crisis

Oct. 9, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A year after Hurricane Michael , the Florida county hardest hit by the Category 5 storm is still in crisis: Thousands in Bay County are homeless, medical care and housing are at a premium, domestic violence has become a problem and severely diminished mental health services are...

Mom: Arrested 13-year-old girl 'no angel' but was mistreated

Oct. 5, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of a 13-year-old black girl whose videotaped arrest in Minnesota has provoked an outcry on social media says her daughter is "no angel" but was treated unfairly by police. Davida Conover told The Associated Press on Saturday that her daughter has a mental illness. The mother...

Man led by rope says video of arrest made him feel shame

Oct. 5, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A homeless black man who was led by a rope by two white officers on horseback in a southeast Texas city said in an interview that he was overcome with shame after watching video of his arrest. Donald Neely told the Houston Chronicle that he wasn't embarrassed as he walked between the...