Latest Mental health News

Herschel Walker's ties to veterans program face scrutiny

May. 21, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Herschel Walker, the football legend and leading Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, often boasts of his work helping service members and veterans struggling with mental health. In interviews and campaign appearances, the former Dallas Cowboy and Heisman...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 20, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. May 16, 2022. Editorial: New state funding is welcome as browntail moths are expected to terrorize Maine again this year Insects pollinate our crops, they serve as pest control by taking care of other problem insects, they even help clean up waste....

In Your Debt: How debt-related stress affects body and mind

May. 20, 2022 07:05 AM EDT

Being in debt feels like you’re always a step behind. It doesn’t help that debt is spoken about as something that’s your fault — too much online shopping, or too many pricey pitchers of mimosas at brunch. “In our culture, in our country, we have a lot of noise about...

Illinois man convicted of giving son rifle he used to kill 4

May. 19, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man faces up to three years in prison after being convicted of illegally giving his son an assault-style rifle he later used to shoot and kill four people in 2018 at a Waffle House in Tennessee. A judge convicted Jeffrey Reinking last week of illegal...

Jill Biden, Selena Gomez lead talk on youth mental health

May. 18, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Selena Gomez joined first lady Jill Biden and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy at the White House on Wednesday for a conversation about youth mental health. The singer/actor has been public about her struggles and revealed in 2020 that she had been diagnosed...

After Buffalo massacre, NY governor seeks action on guns

May. 18, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would require state police to seek court orders to keep guns away from people who might pose a threat to themselves or others under a package of executive orders and gun control bills touted Wednesday by Gov. Kathy Hochul in the aftermath of a racist attack on a...

Occidental's Shwayder, SFSU's Jackson receive CalHOPE award

May. 18, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Shwayder and Breyon Jackson's battles to overcome adversity throughout their college careers and the examples they set for others are being recognized. Shwayder, a lacrosse player at Occidental College in Los Angeles, and Jackson, a basketball player at San...

Cops who shot knife-wielding man not criminally responsible

May. 18, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Police had “no reasonable alternative" when they shot and killed a Massachusetts man experiencing a mental health crisis who ran toward officers with a knife held in his raised hand last year, a judicial inquest into the shooting has found. Judge Jeanmarie...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 16, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. May 15, 2022. Editorial: Statehouse misinformation on bail hurts justice on many levels Less than two years after Ohio amended Criminal Rule 46 in a bipartisan process to reduce the use of cash bail so those without means don’t unfairly stew...

Buffalo shooting suspect threatened a shooting at his high school, was sent for mental health treatment, official says

May. 15, 2022 13:02 PM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo shooting suspect threatened a shooting at his high school, was sent for mental health treatment, official says.