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Study: Michigan prison workers facing mental health crisis

Jul. 15, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan prison workers are facing a mental health crisis that includes much higher rates of post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal thoughts and alcohol abuse than in the general public, according to a study released Monday. The report , conducted for the state Department of...

Wildfire survivor drowns in Central Valley reservoir

Jul. 12, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Relatives of a woman who survived a deadly Northern California wildfire say she drowned while swimming in a reservoir. The Modesto Bee reports Stephanie Modena, who escaped last fall's devastating Camp Fire in Butte County, died Wednesday in the Woodward Reservoir east of Stockton....

State adds anxiety to qualifying conditions for medical pot

Jul. 11, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Health Department is adding anxiety disorders and Tourette's syndrome to the list of conditions that can qualify people to obtain legal medical marijuana. The heath secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, announced Thursday she'll be adding them as of July 20. Levine says her...

Marijuana health claims lure patients as science catches up

Jun. 11, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific backing. At least 1.4 million Americans are using marijuana for their health, according to an...

Schools reckon with social stress: 'I'm on my phone so much'

Jun. 7, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-class experiment that, of course, was then spreading on social media. For one class period, students used a...

Schools reckon with social stress: 'I'm on my phone so much'

Jun. 7, 2019 3:20 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-class experiment that, of course, was then spreading on social media. For one class period, students used a...

UK's anxiety takes center stage at Hay ideas festival

Jun. 3, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) — At Britain's leading literary gathering, the word of the year was anxiety. Fifty shades of worry —about climate change, mental health and of course Brexit — dominated the Hay Festival this year. The event is an annual carnival of ideas held amid sheep-studded green...

Jennings woman shares lifelong struggle with mental illness

Jun. 2, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

JENNINGS, La. (AP) — Being open about her struggles isn't something that came naturally to Sheila Smith. She said it's one reason her mental illness went untreated for many years. It wasn't until she met someone with similar symptoms that she began to face the truth. Twenty years later, the 35-year-old...

Idaho State's Haley Harrison still fighting off the darkness

May. 17, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

The darkness rolls in like an invisible fog, draping over every thought, compounding until the internal agony becomes unbearable. Haley Harrison built a facade to mask its clutches, swallowing the mental torment to avoid any appearance of weakness. A senior softball player at Idaho State, she had been taught all...