Latest Welfare of the mentally ill News

'This has to end': Jill Biden sees Ukraine moms' heartbreak

May. 07, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Jill Biden heard heartbreaking stories Saturday from Ukrainian women and children who fled Russia’s war and found safe haven in Romania, with one mother telling the U.S. first lady of a harrowing escape after being holed up in a cramped, cold basement with her...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

May. 05, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

Bowling Green Daily News. April 29, 2022. Editorial: Gatton leaves legacy of giving In his younger days, Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton was driven to succeed in business. After amassing a fortune through his many ventures, he was driven to help others. ...

Judge finds Arizona prisoner mentally fit to be executed in the 1978 killing of university student

May. 04, 2022 11:27 AM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Judge finds Arizona prisoner mentally fit to be executed in the 1978 killing of university student.

Connecticut Senate sends budget with tax cuts to governor

May. 03, 2022 23:00 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate sent a revised, one-year $24.2 billion state budget to Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's desk on Tuesday night that Democrats lauded as historic but Republicans derided as falling short for the taxpayers. While the plan cuts taxes by an...

Judge mulls Arizona prisoner’s mental fitness to be executed

May. 03, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge plans to issue a ruling Tuesday night on a request by an Arizona prisoner to stop his May 11 execution on the grounds that his psychological problems keep him from rationally understanding why the state wants to end his life. Lawyers for Clarence Dixon, who...

Army sued over discharges of soldiers with addiction issues

Apr. 28, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Army is violating veterans' rights, its own regulations and the Constitution by refusing to give soldiers with alcohol and drug use disorders honorable discharges that would qualify them for federal benefits, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. ...

State signs prison construction contract, quiet on details

Apr. 28, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials have signed a contract to build a new state prison — part of a $1.3 billion construction plan partly using pandemic relief funds — but have not released many of the details. A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey confirmed the state...

Lombardo, in GOP forum, derides Nevada public health option

Apr. 27, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The consensus Republican front-runner for Nevada governor drew attention and applause from a GOP luncheon audience Tuesday when he used an expletive to deride Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak’s decision to enact a state-managed public health insurance option. ...

Overdoses, not COVID-19, drive spike in LA homeless deaths

Apr. 23, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 2,000 homeless people died in Los Angeles County during the first year of the pandemic, an increase of 56% from the previous year, driven mainly by drug overdoses, authorities said. The findings released Friday in a report from the county’s Department of...

First part of child mental health initiative clears Senate

Apr. 22, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

Connecticut lawmakers advanced Friday the first of three wide-ranging bills that attempt to address what's been described as a youth mental health crisis, which has been exacerbated in the state by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, the legislation that cleared the Senate on...