Latest Welfare of the mentally ill News

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 21, 2022 07:21 AM EST

Detroit News. November 19, 2022. Editorial: Gov must tackle mental health Michigan’s broken mental health system has left those who need help with mental health issues empty-handed. Decades of disinvestment and short-term fixes led by Republican and...

Tenn. inmate's mutilation highlights prison mental care woes

Nov. 20, 2022 11:58 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee death row inmate Henry Hodges' fellow prisoner Jon Hall warned long ago that he was at risk due to severe neglect by prison authorities, having spent three decades in solitary confinement with very little human contact or interaction. In a federal...

Liberty-OVE founder: Repercussions feared for getting help

Nov. 20, 2022 09:04 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A rash of suicides tied to the USS George Washington over the past two years forced a focus on mental health services within the Navy — with congressional leaders advocating for psychological health directors at every Navy and Marine Corps installation and the Navy...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Nov. 18, 2022 12:09 PM EST

Brunswick News. November 15, 2022. Editorial: Election officials have no shortage of problems work on If veteran and newly elected state legislators are looking for measures to champion that would improve the quality of life and the safety of the people they...

Feds look into treatment of mentally ill adults in Oklahoma

Nov. 17, 2022 16:18 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A civil rights investigation into the treatment of people with mental illnesses by the state of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City and Oklahoma City police was announced Thursday by the U.S. Justice Department. “We will determine whether the state discriminates against...

Mental crises excluded from some state abortion exemptions

Nov. 17, 2022 09:31 AM EST

Mental health advocates say there’s a cruel quirk in abortion bans in several states: There are exemptions for life-threatening emergencies, but psychiatric crises don’t count. It makes no sense to an Arizona mother of three who became suicidal during her fourth pregnancy and...

Homelessness: Oregon's next governor focuses on vexing issue

Nov. 17, 2022 00:43 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Signs of the housing crisis in Oregon are widespread: cluttered tent encampments in city parks, and along bike trails and sidewalks, as well as people living in parked recreational vehicles. Sky-high property prices and a shortage of 111,000 housing units in...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 16, 2022 15:41 PM EST

Orlando Sentinel. November 11, 2022. Editorial: As Florida’s veteran population changes, meet new needs Ask most Floridians to envision a typical military veteran and they’ll probably describe an older man, possibly wearing a ball cap embroidered with the details...

Judge delays LA County’s proposal to settle homeless lawsuit

Nov. 15, 2022 21:29 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge overseeing a sweeping lawsuit about the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles has delayed his decision on a settlement proposed by LA County and called a hearing to discuss it further. Judge David O. Carter on Monday told lawyers for the county and...

Lawsuit: 2 Wyoming mental patients dead, procedures ignored

Nov. 14, 2022 18:07 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two Wyoming State Hospital patients died while staff at the mental health institution failed to follow procedures in a series of choking, neglect and medication error incidents over the past four months, a lawsuit alleges. Protection & Advocacy System Inc....