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Governor: Wisconsin must 'step up' after school shootings

Dec. 4, 2019 5:44 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that after shootings on consecutive days at Wisconsin high schools, the state must increase funding for mental health services at schools — a shift from his past insistence on passing gun control measures that Republicans legislators...

As stigma ebbs, college students seek mental health help

Nov. 25, 2019 11:59 AM EST

More college students are turning to their schools for help with anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, and many must wait weeks for treatment or find help elsewhere as campus clinics struggle to meet demand, an Associated Press review of more than three dozen public universities found. On some...

Minnesota violence project aims to understand mass shootings

Nov. 20, 2019 4:42 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota researchers have created a new database that seeks to help understand circumstances that contribute to mass shootings in the United States. The nonpartisan Violence Project’s database went online Tuesday, Minnesota Public Radio News reported. The project’s...

Parkland commission urges boost in mental health funding

Nov. 1, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A commission investigating the Parkland school shooting is calling for improved mental health services, including more funding, to help schoolchildren deal with the stresses in their lives — a strategy the commission hopes will help prevent more violence from erupting at...

White House launches website aimed at addiction treatment

Oct. 30, 2019 5:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has unveiled a website aimed at helping millions of Americans with substance abuse issues learn about and locate treatment options. FindTreatment.gov is the latest development in the administration's effort to address the nation's opioid crisis. The White House...

Correction: Transgender Birth Certificates-Idaho story

Oct. 25, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In a story Oct. 24 about Idaho transgender people changing the sex listed on their birth certificates, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of people who have applied to change the gender on their birth certificates between April 2018 and September. The number is 145,...

Florida commission says mental health system needs overhaul

Oct. 16, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's mental health system is underfunded and needs to be overhauled, with better coordination between providers, law enforcement and educators, the commission investigating last year's high school massacre recommended to the legislature Wednesday. The Marjory Stoneman...

A year after Michael, Florida community still in crisis

Oct. 9, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A year after Hurricane Michael , the Florida county hardest hit by the Category 5 storm is still in crisis: Thousands in Bay County are homeless, medical care and housing are at a premium, domestic violence has become a problem and severely diminished mental health services are...