Latest Welfare of the mentally ill News

Inslee touts new housing program for Spokane's homeless

Dec. 05, 2022 18:36 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was in Spokane Monday to preview the opening of a new housing project for homeless people, calling the Catalyst Project a step toward ending the state's homelessness crisis. The new housing, in a converted hotel, aims to provide...

Mom gets 25-year prison term; daughter died from fentanyl

Dec. 02, 2022 19:53 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A young Indiana woman was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for the death of her 3-year-old daughter who ingested fentanyl. Makaylee Opperman, 21, of Evansville made a deal with prosecutors in October and pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent...

Yale University sued over student mental health policies

Nov. 30, 2022 16:36 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Yale University is accused in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday of discriminating against students with mental health disabilities, including pressuring some to withdraw from the prestigious institution and then placing “unreasonable burdens” on those who seek to be...

Portland, Oregon, approves $27M for new homeless camps

Nov. 30, 2022 15:22 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City Council members in Portland, Oregon, have voted to allocate $27 million of the city's budget to build a network of designated camping areas for homeless people, approving a fiercely disputed budget measure as the city tries to address its homelessness crisis. ...

Appeals panel rules in favor of former Delaware inmate

Nov. 28, 2022 19:10 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has ruled in favor of a former Delaware prison inmate who claimed he was deprived of his constitutional rights by being placed into solitary confinement for a long period despite his mental illness. A three-judge panel ruled Monday...

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...