Latest Mental health News

Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

Apr. 25, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Army sharpshooter with a history of PTSD plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people including three children, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them but has not said why. Police in...

Moms-to-be teach each other in monthly group prenatal visits

Apr. 25, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — In a big room full of moms-to-be, pregnant women check each other's blood pressure and weight, a nurse-midwife measures their growing bellies, and they all join a seated circle for two hours of candid talk about what to expect when you're expecting. A young woman's revelation about...

Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

Apr. 25, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Army sharpshooter with a history of PTSD plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people including three children, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them but has not said why. Police in...

The Latest: Police: Driver who hurt 8 didn't express remorse

Apr. 24, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on eight people injured in Northern California after a car plows into them (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Police say a driver who veered into a crosswalk and injured eight pedestrians in California did not say why he did it but indicated the act was intentional. Sunnyvale...

Britney Spears to fans: 'All is well' despite family stress

Apr. 24, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Britney Spears says that though her family has been stressed lately, she's doing OK. The pop star on Tuesday posted a video to her Instagram, telling her fans: "Just checking in with all of you who are concerned about me. All is well. My family has been going through a lot of stress and...

Inmates sue over what they call inhumane conditions at jail

Apr. 24, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

Twenty current and former inmates at a troubled county jail in Cleveland say in a lawsuit that they repeatedly have been denied medication or mental health treatment and subjected to inhumane and dangerous conditions. Some of the inmates described seeing bugs swarming their food and showers, broken and...

Correction: Insider Q&A-AIG's Kevin Hogan story

Apr. 22, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

In an interview with Kevin Hogan, chief executive of AIG's Life & Retirement division, published April 21, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hogan mentioned the demise of defined contribution retirement plans. Hogan actually referred to the demise of defined benefit plans. A corrected version of...

In Venezuela, women sell hair as another way to get by

Apr. 22, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Valery Díaz covered her eyes and held her breath before looking in a hair salon mirror to see herself without much of the long dark hair that used to frame her face. The 16-year-old student was paid $100 for the shorn hair, money she'll use to help her family and buy a...

Doctor: Tennessee church shooting suspect has mental illness

Apr. 18, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A psychiatrist has identified mental illnesses in the man accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Tennessee church in 2017. According to The Tennessean , a defense attorney read report excerpts about 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson in a Nashville court...

For school shooting survivors, trauma has no time limit

Apr. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rozenblat can still hear the cries of a wounded boy calling for help as she hid from the gunfire that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year. Talking to therapists at the school in Parkland, Florida, didn't help. Each session had a different counselor,...