Latest Mental health News

Woman pleads guilty but mentally ill in 2022 kidnap-slaying, DA says; cases against others pending

May. 25, 2024 14:14 PM EDT

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say one of eight defendants has pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the slaying of a man taken from a western Pennsylvania home and later found stabbed in a rural area more than a year and a half ago. Indiana County District Attorney Robert Manzi said...

A Minnesota city will rewrite an anti-crime law seen as harming mentally ill residents

May. 21, 2024 18:33 PM EDT

A Minnesota city has agreed not to disclose private medical information about renters with mental health issues and to pay $175,000 to resolve a complaint from the federal government that the city discriminated against mentally ill residents in enforcing an anti-crime law. The U.S....

Savannah Gankiewicz of Hawaii crowned Miss USA after previous winner resigned, citing mental health

May. 16, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Savannah Gankiewicz of Hawaii was crowned Miss USA 2023, more than a week after the previous titleholder resigned for mental health reasons. Born and raised on the island of Maui, Gankiewicz is a model who leads a female empowerment nonprofit organization....

Simone Biles is stepping into the Olympic spotlight again. She is better prepared for the pressure

May. 16, 2024 10:14 AM EDT

SPRING, Texas (AP) — Simone Biles is not “cured.” Let's start there. A cure implies finality. An ultimate and decisive victory. If the gymnastics superstar has learned anything in the three years since those strange, uncertain days in Tokyo when she put her...

California to make $3.3 billion available for mental health, substance use treatment centers

May. 14, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hammered by mounting pressure to address the growing homelessness crisis in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday his administration will make $3.3 billion available ahead of schedule for counties and private developers to start building more behavioral health...

Florida family’s 911 call to help loved one ends in death after police breach safety protocols

May. 14, 2024 06:39 AM EDT

Joanne Celestin realized right away her brother was not himself. Standing at the front door, he thought strangers were walking into the house he shared with his mom in their gated Florida neighborhood. He demanded Joanne hand over her keys so no one else could get inside. ...

Feds accuse Rhode Island of warehousing kids with mental health, developmental disabilities

May. 13, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Rhode Island violated the civil rights of hundreds of children with mental health or developmental disabilities by routinely and unnecessarily segregating them at Bradley Hospital, an acute-care psychiatric hospital, federal prosecutors said Monday. Zachary Cunha,...

Violence is traumatizing Haitian kids. Now the country's breaking a taboo on mental health services

May. 13, 2024 00:22 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Students often throw up or wet themselves when gunfire erupts outside their school in northern Port-au-Prince. When they do, school director Roseline Ceragui Louis finds there's only one way to try to calm the children and keep them safe: getting them...

Teen and Miss USA quit their crowns, citing mental health and personal values

May. 10, 2024 17:56 PM EDT

The reigning winners of Miss USA, Noelia Voigt, and Miss Teen USA, UmaSofia Srivastava, resigned from their titles within days of each other this week in a shock to the Miss Universe Organization. The resignations leave the longstanding pageant group without its top two titleholders...

Mixing games and education, Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in Nigeria to promote mental health

May. 10, 2024 09:19 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, arrived in Nigeria amid pomp and dancing on Friday to champion mental health for young people affected by conflicts and to promote the Invictus Games, which the prince founded to aid the rehabilitation of wounded and sick servicemembers and...