Latest Mental health News

Wounded veterans ride motorcycles through Florida Keys

Oct. 15, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A motorcycle riding experience through the Florida Keys that ends Friday has provided camaraderie, emotional support and mental rejuvenation for a group of veterans as part of a Wounded Warrior Project program called Rolling Project Odyssey. ...

Advocates praise move to buy psychiatric hospital for kids

Oct. 15, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mental health advocates are praising the state’s decision to expand services for children by purchasing a private 111-bed psychiatric hospital. An association that represents the state’s 10 nonprofit community mental health centers called the...

Construction underway on new Vermont mental health facility

Oct. 15, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Construction is underway in Essex on a new treatment center for Vermonters with high-level mental health needs, officials said Friday. Gov. Phil Scott and others marked the beginning of construction of what will be a 16-bed residence for those who are...

New Hampshire to buy private pediatric psychiatric hospital

Oct. 14, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

HAMPSTEAD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire will use federal recovery funds to buy the private Hampstead Hospital in the latest effort to address a shortage of psychiatric hospital beds in the state, officials said Thursday. Gov. Chris Sununu announced that he expects the deal...

South Dakota readies to dial 10 digits for local calls

Oct. 14, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota will soon shift to 10-digit dialing for all local calls as part of a federal plan to set aside a three-digit dialing code for suicide prevention and mental health crisis calls. Starting Oct. 24, South Dakotans will need to dial the...

'Radicalized' veteran gets time served for anti-police bombs

Oct. 13, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Bradley Bunn had a request after being arrested for building four pipe bombs he intended to use against any officers who tried to seize his guns: He wanted to meet with the federal prosecutor leading the case against him, a member of the Navy Reserve. The...

Family of man killed by Maryland officer to receive $6.5M

Oct. 13, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A $6.5 million settlement has been reached in the death of an unarmed man who was having a mental health crisis when he was shot by a Baltimore County officer, attorneys say. Lawyers for Eric Sopp’s family on Tuesday announced the settlement in their...

Feds OK Colorado plan to cover gender-affirming care

Oct. 12, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado will include gender confirmation care in its individual and small group health insurance plans, state and federal officials announced Tuesday. The state's plan under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will include jaw, cheek and eye...

Indiana receives $500K grant to help with farm stress

Oct. 11, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is partnering with the Indiana Rural Health Association and Purdue Extension to reduce mental health stigma in farm communities and connect people to stress assistance programs. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch,...

Tennessee prisons announce suicide prevention hotline

Oct. 11, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Correction now has a suicide prevention hotline which friends and family of inmates can call if they are concerned about their loved one, the department announced. Calls will be will be routed to the department's...