Latest Mental health News

Children's psychiatric hospital could include young adults

Oct. 27, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As it moves to expand inpatient psychiatric treatment for children, New Hampshire also hopes to better serve young adults, Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette said Wednesday. The state is in the final stages of buying Hampstead Hospital, a private,...

Vermont to utilize unused mental health beds at VA hospital

Oct. 27, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is going to be utilizing unused mental health beds at the White River Junction veterans hospital to help alleviate strain in the state mental health system, the state announced Wednesday. The agreement with the Department of...

Philadelphia police to get stun guns after Wallace shooting

Oct. 27, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia will spend $14 million to equip all of its officers with stun guns, train them on how to use them and require officers to wear them while on duty. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the announcement Tuesday, the anniversary of the fatal...

Jury convicts officer of assault with a firearm in 2018 fatal shooting of mentally ill man in San Francisco suburb

Oct. 26, 2021 18:13 PM EDT
MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Jury convicts officer of assault with a firearm in 2018 fatal shooting of mentally ill man in San Francisco suburb.

Senators put YouTube, TikTok, Snap on defensive on kids' use

Oct. 26, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators put executives from YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat on the defensive Tuesday, questioning them about what they’re doing to ensure young users’ safety on their platforms. Citing the harm that can come to vulnerable young people from the sites...

Japan's Princess Mako marries commoner, loses royal status

Oct. 26, 2021 07:00 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Princess Mako quietly married a commoner without traditional wedding celebrations Tuesday and said their marriage — delayed three years and opposed by some — "was a necessary choice to live while cherishing our hearts.” The marriage to Kei...

School system sets Thanksgiving break for mental health

Oct. 25, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N,.C. (AP) — Students in a North Carolina school system will have the entire week of Thanksgiving off to support students and staff members’ mental health and wellness, the district has announced. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools said the new days...

Grant to expand stress-related services for Vermont farmers

Oct. 25, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A federal grant will help to expand stress-related and mental health services for Vermont farmers, the state agency of agriculture said. The $500,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant will help to build on the programs of the Farm and Ranch...

Maine senators join push to prevent military suicide

Oct. 24, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators have joined a push to try to prevent suicide among members of the military. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King said they're helping introduce the Save Our Servicemembers Act, which is also called the...

Police: Woman killed in standoff feared harm from police

Oct. 24, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

TANNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An armed woman shot and killed during a standoff in eastern Pennsylvania following a vehicle pursuit last week had a history of mental illness and believed police were trying to kidnap, sexually assault and murder her, authorities allege in court documents. ...