Latest Mental health News

Second lady Karen Pence speaks at the National Press Club about a campaign to raise awareness on the risks of veterans suicide, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

US government launches campaign to reduce high suicide rates

Jul. 7, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government launched a broad national campaign Tuesday aimed at reducing high suicide rates, urging the public to reach out to others, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, and acknowledge daily stresses in people's lives. Known as REACH, the government campaign is the...

Seattle City Council member to propose police alternative

Jul. 6, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle City Council member is introducing legislation to redirect money from the police budget to creating a new mental health and substance addiction first-responder program. The proposal from council member Andrew Lewis would send unarmed medics and crisis workers to reports of people...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 file photo, New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) handles the ball against Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn. The unusual resumption of the NBA season during the coronavirus pandemic is making mental health a priority. Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday expects basketball to be the easy part of living in the NBA’s “bubble” when 22 teams gather in Central Florida to resume their suspended seasons later this month. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)

NBA emphasizes mental health as teams await Disney 'bubble'

Jul. 4, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday expects basketball to be the easy part. The Pelicans guard will be living in the NBA’s “bubble” when 22 teams gather near Orlando, Florida, this month to resume their suspended season. Holiday’s wife, Lauren, a former U.S. national team soccer...

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019 file photo, a man uses a cell phone in New Orleans.  Federal regulators will vote in July 2020 on whether to make “988” the number to reach a suicide prevention hotline. The Federal Communications Commission says phone service providers will have until July 2022 to implement the new number, if the measure is approved in July, as expected. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

FCC to vote in July to make '988' the suicide hotline number

Jun. 23, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

Federal regulators will vote in July on whether to make “988” the number to reach a suicide prevention hotline. The Federal Communications Commission says phone service providers will have until July 2022 to implement the new number, if the measure is approved in July, as expected. Once it's in...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love, left, goes up to shoot against Philadelphia 76ers' Tobias Harris during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Philadelphia. The NBA's decision to only invite 22 teams to resume play at Disney World in Florida next month was a body blow for players on the omitted squads _ aka the Delete 8. And although they have had time to process the exclusion, Sexton, Cavs star forward Love and their teammates, are still struggling with the reality that their season is over. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Cavs' Love commits $500,000 to UCLA's mental health efforts

Jun. 22, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love isn't slowing down his push to raise mental health awareness. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward, who has been outspoken in his own struggles with panic attacks and anxiety, committed $500,000 through his foundation to UCLA's psychology department on Monday. Love played one season...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love heads up the court after making a 3-point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Love received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPY Awards on Sunday, June 21, 2020, for sparking a national conversation about mental health. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

The ESPYS focus on honors, pandemic and racial justice

Jun. 22, 2020 6:43 AM EDT

No red carpet, no nattily dressed athletes, no house band or monologue poking fun at the past year's top athletes and moments. This was a different version of The ESPYS. The focus of Sunday night's show on ESPN was hope and inspiration in the time of coronavirus. NFL quarterback Russell Wilson, along with...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump blames protesters for low rally turnout

Jun. 21, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump falsely said at his rally Saturday night that Democratic rival Joe Biden apologized for opposing his restrictions on travel from China early in the coronavirus pandemic. Scrambling to explain an unusually thin rally crowd, his campaign wrongly pinned blame on...

This May 31, 2020 photo provided by Sulekha Ibrahim shows the charred interior of Healing Path Wellness Services in Minneapolis, Minn., which was destroyed by a fire on May 28, 2020. In late May, Ibrahim opened the doors of the mental health clinic she runs in South Minneapolis. The clinic had been closed for weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. She and her staff were eager to get back to work, meeting clients in person. Two days later, the clinic burned down. (Sulekha Ibrahim/Religion News Service via AP)

Somali-owned wellness clinic works to heal South Minneapolis

Jun. 19, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

(RNS) — In late May, Sulekha Ibrahim opened the doors of Healing Path Wellness Services, the mental health clinic she runs in South Minneapolis. The clinic had been closed for weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. She and her staff were eager to get back to work, meeting clients in person. Two days...

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Trump plan to stem vet suicides focuses on public awareness

Jun. 17, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump released a long-awaited plan Wednesday to address the persistently high number of suicides by veterans, with initiatives including firearm safety, wellness programs at workplaces and new barriers near railroads and bridges. As part of the $53 million, two-year...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love heads up the court after making a 3-point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. The Cleveland Cavaliers weren't invited inside the NBA's Disney World summer bubble. They never want to have the door close on them again. One of eight teams whose season ended by the league's decision to resume play in a controlled atmosphere in Florida next month, the Cavs are using their omission as fuel for the future. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Cavs' Love honored with Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Jun. 17, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for his efforts in raising awareness about mental health. Love, whose openness about his life-long battles with anxiety triggered nationwide discussion and helped spur the NBA to do more to help players deal with...