- The Latest: New jail, new problems in New Orleans Updated: May-26-16 3:53 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on a federal court hearing on whether control of the troubled New Orleans jail should be taken from a local elected sheriff and placed in the hands of an independent third party (all times local):
- Phoenix VA hospital blocks medical marijuana presentation Updated: May-26-16 3:24 pm
PHOENIX - A doctor is upset after the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix blocked her from giving a lecture about marijuana's effect on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Report: Police departments need mental health programs Updated: May-26-16 12:34 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A U.S. Justice Department report prompted by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre urges police chiefs around the country to put mental health programs in place in to help officers cope with on-the-job trauma, including the aftermath of mass shootings.
- Brother: Man facing 11 counts suffers from mental illness Updated: May-26-16 8:07 am
NASHUA, New Hampshire - The brother of a man accused of 11 charges stemming from two carjackings, a police chase and an eight-car crash last month says he's been battling mental illness for years.
- Alabama editorial roundup Updated: May-25-16 2:55 pm
Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers:
- Lawmakers pass plan limiting mentally ill from owning guns Updated: May-25-16 11:32 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois lawmakers have approved a measure designed to prevent people with mental disabilities from owning guns.
- California police cleared in fatal shooting of suicidal man Updated: May-24-16 5:03 pm
SAN JOSE, California - Prosecutors say two Northern California police officers acted appropriately when they shot and killed a mentally ill and suicidal man who charged them with a knife.
- Ex-staffer sues over Oklahoma Forensic Center conditions Updated: May-24-16 2:55 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A former psychiatrist at the Oklahoma Forensic Center has claimed in a lawsuit that the state's mental health agency didn't let him adequately treat patients.
- Politicians help launch mental health awareness campaign Updated: May-23-16 12:59 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire officials are joining Michelle Obama, Richard Gere and Prince Harry in encouraging residents to care for their mental health and learn the signs of emotional distress.
- Group home is haven for those with mental health diagnosis Updated: May-23-16 10:05 am
DONORA, Pennsylvania - The small white and aqua sign reads: "Galleton Commons, an SPHS Community."
- Lawsuit against Bridgewater State Hospital can move forward Updated: May-23-16 5:24 am
BOSTON - A Massachusetts judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed against the state over concerns regarding treatment at Bridgewater State Hospital may move forward.
- Head of Ohio college opens up about mental illness struggles Updated: May-22-16 2:23 pm
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati's president has opened up about his past struggles with depression and suicide to address what he says is a stigma about mental illness.
- Illinois prisons chief to lead mental health overhaul Updated: May-22-16 11:34 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois' top corrections official says an overhaul has begun of prison mental health programs following a settlement in a class-action lawsuit.
- Group aiming to prevent veteran suicides meets in Belleville Updated: May-22-16 10:12 am
BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A state-appointed Illinois task force aimed at preventing suicides among veterans has met in Belleville.
- Alaskans participate in yearly suicide-prevention walk Updated: May-21-16 4:58 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaskans participated in a yearly community walk in the state's largest city to raise awareness about suicide and remember loved ones who took their own lives.
- The Latest: Alaskans walk in yearly suicide-prevention walk Updated: May-21-16 3:19 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Latest on Suicide Prevention Walk (all times local):
- Dallas County DA battling depression, returns to hospital Updated: May-20-16 11:07 pm
DALLAS - As Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk continues to battle depression, she has returned to the Houston psychiatric hospital where she was treated last year.
- Coroner: Inmate died of natural causes in starving dispute Updated: May-20-16 7:48 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A coroner has revised the cause of death of a mentally ill California inmate, saying the man died of natural causes instead of a condition that resulted from a lack of nourishment.
- Former mental patient wins bid to argue patient dumping case Updated: May-20-16 6:52 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A former Nevada psychiatric patient will get another chance to argue in state court that he was improperly discharged from a Las Vegas mental health facility and put on a bus to California.
- Mental health, substance abuse facility coming to Hastings Updated: May-20-16 5:21 pm
HASTINGS, Michigan - An outpatient mental health and substance abuse facility is being built in Barry County.
- Man claims mental illness defense in Cheyenne shooting Updated: May-20-16 5:04 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A man charged with fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and wounding her boyfriend in Cheyenne has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness or deficiency.
- Rhode Island Senate backs marijuana as PTSD treatment Updated: May-19-16 5:36 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Senate has passed a bill that would approve the use of marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Baltimore cuts ties with firm that screened police officers Updated: May-19-16 1:24 pm
BALTIMORE - Baltimore's spending panel has unanimously voted to cut ties with a psychological services firm that has come under scrutiny for how it conducted mental health screenings for many prospective city police officers.
- Accused man's mental health, criminal record raise concerns Updated: May-18-16 5:15 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Russell MacPherson says he doesn't understand why his adult son, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and received mental health care, was able to buy a handgun police accuse him of using to shoot two police officers last week.
- New Bureau of Children's Behavioral health established Updated: May-18-16 3:33 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's Department of Health and Human Services has established a bureau to unify the delivery of mental health and substance disorder services to help children transitioning to adulthood.