Latest Mental health News

Clubhouse programs take pressure off overwhelmed Texas mental health hospitals

Jun. 05, 2024 12:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Jonathan Denhart was discharged from the psych ward at Austin Oaks Hospital last year, he was prepared to be back very soon. For more than 40 years, Denhart has cycled through rehabs, sober housing, mental health hospitals, and 12-step programs to treat...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jun. 05, 2024 07:14 AM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. May 30, 2024. Editorial: First Step To Help The Mentally Ill When it comes to limiting the practice of holding mentally ill people in jail who face no criminal charges, the Mississippi Legislature’s heart is in the right place. ...

In Burkina Faso, a growing number of children are traumatized by war

Jun. 05, 2024 02:07 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — When armed men entered Safi’s village in northern Burkina Faso and began firing, she hid in her home with her four children. The gunmen found them and let them live — to suffer the guilt of survival — after killing her husband and other relatives. Safi,...

Skye Blakely ‘shut down’ after the 2021 Olympic trials. A mental coach helped bring her back

Jun. 01, 2024 12:17 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Skye Blakely didn't want to hear it. Just like most teenagers whenever their parents offer to help. Stephanie and Steven Blakely approached their youngest daughter twice in the aftermath of the 2021 Olympic trials — a meet that ended with the...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 29, 2024 14:34 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star-Tribune. May 25, 2024. Editorial: State provides parity for abortion coverage Minnesota lawmakers took a commendable step forward this session, requiring state-regulated plans to cover a medical procedure vital to women’s health. The...

Evaluation requested for suspect charged in stabbings at Massachusetts movie theater, McDonald's

May. 28, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

A Massachusetts individual was arraigned Tuesday on multiple charges including assault with the intent to murder after six people, including four girls at a movie theater, were stabbed and wounded in separate attacks, officials said. Jared Ravizza, 26, of Chilmark, a town on Martha's...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

May. 27, 2024 07:17 AM EDT

Lincoln Journal Star. May 23, 2024. Editorial: DOJ findings are a people issue, not a political one Nebraska is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by unnecessarily segregating people with serious mental illnesses in assisted living facilities and day...

Woman pleads guilty but mentally ill in 2022 kidnap-slaying, DA says; cases against others pending

May. 25, 2024 14:14 PM EDT

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say one of eight defendants has pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the slaying of a man taken from a western Pennsylvania home and later found stabbed in a rural area more than a year and a half ago. Indiana County District Attorney Robert Manzi said...

A Minnesota city will rewrite an anti-crime law seen as harming mentally ill residents

May. 21, 2024 18:33 PM EDT

A Minnesota city has agreed not to disclose private medical information about renters with mental health issues and to pay $175,000 to resolve a complaint from the federal government that the city discriminated against mentally ill residents in enforcing an anti-crime law. The U.S....

Savannah Gankiewicz of Hawaii crowned Miss USA after previous winner resigned, citing mental health

May. 16, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Savannah Gankiewicz of Hawaii was crowned Miss USA 2023, more than a week after the previous titleholder resigned for mental health reasons. Born and raised on the island of Maui, Gankiewicz is a model who leads a female empowerment nonprofit organization....