Latest Mental health News

Father of man who drowned in Back Cove sues first responders

Sep. 16, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

The father of a man who jumped into Portland's Back Cove and drowned during a mental health crisis is suing first responders who watched from shore, saying they didn't do enough to stop the tragedy. Eric Cohen, 25, was experiencing a psychosis when he attacked his...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 14, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

KPC News. Sept. 12, 2021. Editorial: Without mandate, how else to boost vaccine rates? This week, President Joe Biden announced that companies with more than 100 employees will be required to mandate vaccines for COVID-19. It was...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Sep. 14, 2021 07:11 AM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. September 11, 2021. Editorial: Texas and Missouri schemes to monetize right-wing extremism must not stand The Justice Department’s lawsuit last week against the state of Texas over its extreme new anti-abortion-rights law...

Lawmaker accused of kicking boy pleads guilty to 3 charges

Sep. 13, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislator accused of kicking a high school student in the testicles pleaded guilty Monday to three lesser misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and was placed on a year's probation under a deal with the local prosecutor. Republican Rep....

Maricopa County's top prosecutor seeks treatment for anxiety

Sep. 10, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel is seeking treatment for an eating disorder and alcohol use. The county's top prosecutor issued a statement Friday saying she's getting treatment for anxiety and unhealthy coping mechanisms after “a very difficult...

1 of 2 Wisconsin women who admitted to Slender Man attack to leave mental health facility Monday (CORRECTS to 'women.')

Sep. 10, 2021 15:22 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — 1 of 2 Wisconsin women who admitted to Slender Man attack to leave mental health facility Monday (CORRECTS to 'women.').

COVID relief funds to boost Vermont mental health services

Sep. 10, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is going to be using $4.6 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to help improve mental health services in the state, officials said Friday. The Department of Mental Health will use the federal funds to help local mental...

20 years later, fallout from toxic WTC dust cloud grows

Sep. 10, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The dust cloud caught Carl Sadler near the East River, turning his clothes and hair white as he looked for a way out of Manhattan after escaping from his office at the World Trade Center. Gray powder billowed through the open windows and terrace door of...

Government gives money to help survivors of Dayton shooting

Sep. 09, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Survivors and others affected by the 2019 mass shooting that left nine dead in Dayton will be able to have more access to mental health services, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday. The department is providing nearly $500,000 to the state for...

West Virginia's James focuses on mental health, solid 2021

Sep. 09, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia wide receiver Sam James used the offseason to focus on his own mental well-being and put a tough stretch in the past. With a reputation for some great moments as well as mistakes, James is looking to return to the form that saw him...