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Wisconsin committee releases $200K for farmer mental health

Sep. 4, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature's finance committee voted unanimously Wednesday to allow state agriculture officials to spend an additional $200,000 to help struggling farmers deal with depression and mental health problems. Wisconsin farmers have been wrestling with a combination of...

Police departments confront 'epidemic' in officer suicides

Aug. 15, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A rash of suicides by police officers has shaken the New York Police Department, leading the commissioner to declare a mental health emergency and highlighting the problem of untreated depression among law enforcement officers nationwide. On Wednesday, Robert Echeverría, 56, became the...

Correction: Mylan-Pfizer story

Aug. 6, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

In a story July 29 about Pfizer and Mylan, The Associated Press erroneously described the drug Effexor. It is used to treat depression, not severe heartburn. A corrected version of the story is below: Pfizer, Mylan strengthen ties, create new company Pfizer, strengthening ties to Mylan, will pair its off-patent...