Latest Mental health News

"I don't feel real": Mental stress mounting after Michael

Oct. 21, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Amy Cross has a hard time explaining the stress of living in a city that was splintered by Hurricane Michael. She's fearful after hearing gunshots at night, and she's confused because she no longer recognizes the place where she's spent her entire 45 years. "I just know I don't...

Prince Harry raises Invictus Games flag over Sydney Harbor

Oct. 19, 2018 3:42 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Prince Harry scaled the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Friday to raise a flag marking the arrival of the Invictus Games, his brainchild and the focus of his current royal tour of Australia and the South Pacific. The sporting event, founded by Harry in 2014, starts on Saturday. It gives sick and...

Virginia lawmaker settles suit; seeks mental-health reform

Oct. 17, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lawmaker whose son stabbed him before killing himself has settled a lawsuit over the young man's mental-health care. The Roanoke Times reports that Sen. R. Creigh (KREE') Deeds and his family will be paid $950,000 by the state's risk-management fund to settle their suit...

Keith Ellison's ex-wife: Nothing in divorce file on abuse

Oct. 16, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison's ex-wife said Tuesday that divorce records set to be released this week contain sensitive information about her mental health and no indication of physical abuse, but an appeals court denied their bid to keep them private. Kim Ellison has long maintained...

Kanye West, in 'MAGA' hat, delivers surreal Oval Office show

Oct. 11, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Live from the Oval Office, it's Kanye West with a jaw-dropping performance. The rapper didn't rap. But, seated across from President Donald Trump at the Resolute Desk, the musician delivered a rambling, multipart monologue Thursday that touched on social issues, hydrogen planes, mental...

Dodging nerves, skier Shiffrin vows to enjoy ride

Oct. 11, 2018 3:04 AM EDT

On particularly stressful occasions, Mikaela Shiffrin can feel the anxiety build moments before her run. Her throat tightens, and her eyes water. Her suit feels way too tight, and her stomach churns. As a teenager, the two-time defending overall World Cup champion never experienced this level of nervousness...

UK prime minister appoints suicide-prevention minister

Oct. 10, 2018 5:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister has appointed a suicide-prevention minister as part of a national effort to reduce the number of people who take their own lives. Theresa May named Jackie Doyle-Price to the newly created post as representatives of 50 countries gathered in London Wednesday for a...

Chance the Rapper giving $1M to boost mental health services

Oct. 5, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper says he's donating $1 million to help improve mental health services in Chicago. The Chicago native made the announcement Thursday during a summit for his nonprofit organization SocialWorks , saying those involved "want to change the way that mental health resources are...

Correction: Ronaldo-Rape Lawsuit story

Oct. 4, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story Oct. 3 about a rape accusation against soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo in Las Vegas, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a lawyer for the Nevada woman said he had not asked her if she wanted Ronaldo criminally prosecuted for rape. Leslie Stovall said Katherine Mayorga...

The Latest: Lawyers: Ronaldo accuser suffers from depression

Oct. 3, 2018 10:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a Nevada woman's allegation that soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo raped her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 (all times local): 5 p.m. Lawyers for a Nevada woman who has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her say a psychiatrist determined she suffers post-traumatic stress and...