Latest Mental health News

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.

Daughter recalls murdered mom was obsessed with hitchhiking

May. 15, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Lena Teinila was an introvert who liked to write poetry and wanted to be a good mother, says her daughter. “I remember her telling me stories about when I was a baby in Finland. She wanted to have a good, happy home for us,” said Patricia O’Neal,...

Georgia filmmaker releases short film about mental health

May. 14, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Pamela Perrine has been making short films since she moved to Watkinsville about six years ago, and now her latest effort is available for public viewing on YouTube. “The Journeyman,” which Perrine directed and wrote, was previously screened at four film...

No charges for 4 cops who killed teen near Syracuse

May. 13, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

JAMESVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Four police officers who shot and killed a 17-year-old boy near Syracuse last year will not face criminal charges, New York's attorney general announced Friday. A lengthy investigation into the death of Judson Albahm, of Jamesville, by Letitia James’...

'From crisis to death': Probing teen's last, desperate hours

May. 13, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — “Y’all here to protect me,” the youth asked the officers, beseechingly. “Right?” The 17-year-old’s foster father, unable to deal with a teen who seemed to be in the throes of schizophrenia, had called Wichita police. When they arrived, Cedric...

Ashley Judd talks about mental health after mother's death

May. 12, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Ashley Judd encouraged people to seek help for their mental health and talked about her grieving process after the loss of her mother, country star Naomi Judd. In an interview aired on “Good Morning America” on Thursday, the movie star said she...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

May. 12, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

Parkersburg News and Sentinel. May 11, 2022. Editorial: Prevention: Tackling the problem must involve action This is National Prevention Week, and here in West Virginia, the Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau for Behavioral Health is partnering with...