Latest Mental health News

Madison man awarded $1.1 million after police roughed him up

Oct. 01, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 20-year-old Madison man should be awarded $1.1 million in a settlement agreement after surveillance video showed police repeatedly punching him in the head during a mental health crisis at a foster home in 2019, his attorneys said Friday. A federal civil...

Denver homeless program struggles to reduce death rates

Oct. 01, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — When people who had been homeless for years moved off the Denver streets and into apartments, they were far less likely to end up in hospital emergency rooms or get locked up in jail. But they still died at the same rate as those who lived outside. ...

Judd sisters on mom Naomi, redemption, advocacy and grief

Sep. 30, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The family of the late country music matriarch Naomi Judd is reflecting on her legacy ahead of an 11-city tour that will give fans a chance to say goodbye and rejoice in the music that became the soundtrack of their lives. Daughters Wynonna Judd and Ashley...

For Naomi Judd's family, tour is a chance to grieve, reflect

Sep. 30, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fans of Naomi Judd, the late matriarch of the Grammy-winning country duo The Judds, will have a chance to say goodbye and rejoice in their hits in a final tour helmed by daughter Wynonna and all-star musical partners. The Judd family continues to grieve her...

WVa programs receiving $7.9M in federal funding awards

Sep. 29, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $7.9 million for seven West Virginia programs to address homelessness, health care services and medical research. The awards include $5.8 million to West Virginia Department of Health and Human...

Tulsa prosecutor recovering after being stabbed by daughter

Sep. 28, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

An Oklahoma prosecutor who police said was stabbed by his adult daughter, on Wednesday called for more state funding for mental illness programs. “(Tuesday) my family endured one of the toughest days in our lives,” Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said in an...

King County to push $1.25 billion mental health levy

Sep. 26, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — People in the greater Seattle area will be asked to approve as much as $1.25 billion in new taxes to build improve the mental health system and build five regional crisis care centers. The Seattle Times reports King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 25, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. September 21, 2022. Editorial: A state trooper’s humanity toward a veteran is a lesson to all You really have to see the bodycam video. But if you don’t get that chance, take our word for it: the Connecticut State Police trooper...

Documentary explores history of asylum for Black patients

Sep. 25, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — When the American Psychiatric Association celebrated its 175th anniversary three years ago in San Francisco, it featured photographs of two Virginia mental institutions that contributed to its birth — what are now Eastern State and Western State hospitals. ...

Evaluations highlight concerns, harm at state health centers

Sep. 22, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new evaluation of state-operated hospitals for veterans, the mentally ill and the elderly describes inadequate oversight that threatens the ability to provide quality care, including harmful conditions at a care facility for military veterans in Truth or Consequences. ...