Latest Mental health News

French Open lets Belarus' Sabalenka skip standard news conference after questions about Ukraine war

Jun. 02, 2023 14:48 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two years after Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open when she was fined, then threatened with disqualification, for skipping news conferences, another top tennis player — No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka, the Australian Open champion — was allowed to avoid the traditional...

Man pleads guilty to assaulting Rep. Angie Craig of Minnesota in DC apartment building

Jun. 01, 2023 18:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Thursday to assaulting Democratic Rep. Angie Craig of Minnesota in the elevator of her Washington apartment building in February, according to court records. Kendrid Khalil Hamlin, 26, pleaded guilty to charges of assaulting a member of...

In Canada, each cigarette will get a warning label: 'poison in every puff'

May. 31, 2023 22:10 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada will soon become the first country in the world where warning labels must appear on individual cigarettes. The move was first announced last year by Health Canada and is aimed at helping people quit the habit. The regulations take effect Aug. 1 and will be...

Family of Georgia woman who died after falling from moving patrol car files wrongful death lawsuit

May. 24, 2023 15:05 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The family of a Georgia woman who died last year after she fell from a moving patrol car has filed a civil rights lawsuit, saying sheriff's deputies improperly arrested her and ultimately caused her death, attorneys announced Wednesday. The deputies who put...

Family of Colorado man killed by police during mental health crisis gets $19 million settlement

May. 23, 2023 23:26 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The parents of a 22-year-old Colorado man killed by a sheriff’s deputy while suffering a mental health crisis won a $19 million settlement, the largest in state history, in a deal announced Tuesday. But they also achieved key changes in policing, including crisis intervention...

Caustic feedback, serious injuries and the quiet mental health suffering of horse racing jockeys

May. 23, 2023 16:40 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Eurico Rosa da Silva was in a dark place. On the track, the jockey in his early 30s was winning races and making money. At home, he was fighting suicidal thoughts every day. “I got to the point where I have no more choice but to go for help,” he...

Car seats and baby formula are regulated. Is social media next?

May. 23, 2023 07:20 AM EDT

The U.S. surgeon general is warning there is not enough evidence to show that social media is safe for children and teens — and is calling on tech companies, parents and caregivers to take “immediate action to protect kids now." With young people's social media use “near...

Prosecutors will seek mental health facility for suspect in Danish mall shooting that killed 3

May. 23, 2023 07:15 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish prosecutors said Tuesday they will ask for a 23-year-old man to be detained in a secure mental health facility if he is convicted of murder and attempted murder over a mall shooting in which three people died. Danish authorities have ruled out...

Family of Colorado man killed by police during mental health crisis gets $19 million, training changes in settlement

May. 23, 2023 02:05 AM EDT
DENVER (AP) — Family of Colorado man killed by police during mental health crisis gets $19 million, training changes in settlement.

Black kids face racism before they even start school. It's driving a major mental health crisis.

May. 23, 2023 00:25 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — To her students who need the most support, India Strother is rarely just “Ms. Strother” — she’s a family figure they call “Mom,” a trusted guide as they negotiate their teenage years. They open up to her about their dating lives. About pregnancy...