- Mental health institutes effectively closed, future unclear Updated: Jul-01-15 1:50 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Two state mental health institutes have been effectively closed, even though an aide says Gov. Terry Branstad is still reviewing whether to approve a legislative compromise to continue funding the facilities.
- Scores of laws take effect with new budget year Wednesday Updated: Jun-30-15 3:30 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana's $10 billion budget for the next two years includes millions of dollars in new and expanded mental health care.
- Complaint: Family detention can lead to psychological harm Updated: Jun-30-15 2:51 pm
SAN ANTONIO - Detaining immigrant women and children who may have fled violence in their home country "creates or exacerbates" psychological trauma, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by immigrant rights groups with the Department of Homeland Security.
- Family members urge reforms after son's jail suicide Updated: Jun-28-15 6:08 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa family that lost a son to suicide in jail earlier this year is pushing for changes in the way people with mental illnesses are treated by authorities.
- Hearing set for bills to improve care for the mentally ill Updated: Jun-28-15 4:43 pm
BOSTON - Two bills that supporters say will improve care for those suffering from acute mental illness are the subject of a public hearing at the Statehouse on Monday.
- Missouri changes insurance requirements for eating disorders Updated: Jun-28-15 11:24 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri is set to be the first state in the nation to spell out the type of eating disorder treatments that insurance companies must cover, a move advocates say will ensure families have access to care for not just the physical aspect but also the underlying mental issues.
- Man convicted of fatal shooting at Bozeman house party Updated: Jun-26-15 9:50 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - A jury has convicted a 27-year-old Iraq war veteran of mitigated deliberate homicide for shooting a man to death during an argument outside a Bozeman house party.
- Judge orders resumption of work on New Orleans jail Updated: Jun-26-15 5:22 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A civil district judge in New Orleans has temporarily ordered work to resume on a nearly finished $145 million city jail.
- The Latest: Boston Marathon bomber says he prays for victims Updated: Jun-24-15 2:21 pm
BOSTON - The latest on the formal sentencing of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (all times local):
- Iowa lawmakers reiterate support for Mount Pleasant facility Updated: Jun-23-15 5:14 pm
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa - A handful of Iowa lawmakers have reiterated their support for keeping open a state mental health facility in Mount Pleasant.
- Council to take up substance abuse, mental health money Updated: Jun-23-15 3:34 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Executive councilors are preparing to vote on state contracts that will put key aspects of substance abuse and mental health treatment programs in place.
- Judge: State must pay $1.3 million in lawyers' fees Updated: Jun-23-15 1:40 pm
SEATTLE - A federal judge has awarded the lawyers for mentally ill defendants who sued the state for warehousing them in jails $1.3 million in attorney's fees and litigation costs.
- NY veterans back mental health reviews in criminal cases Updated: Jun-22-15 5:41 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York veterans are advocating that criminal courts statewide consider whether defendants who were in the U.S. military suffer from conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder that may have played a role in the offense.
- Omaha police, mental health center blamed for woman's death Updated: Jun-20-15 5:32 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - The parents of a 19-year-old girl strangled by her boyfriend are suing the Omaha Police Department and an Omaha mental health facility, saying their mistakes in dealing with the killer led to their daughter's death.
- Perdue to succeed Reddoch as Ala Mental Health commissioner Updated: Jun-19-15 1:13 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Crenshaw County Probate Judge Jim Perdue is the new commissioner of the Alabama Department of Mental Health.
- Defense: Army vet charged with shooting at police has PTSD Updated: Jun-19-15 11:53 am
DOTHAN, Alabama - The defense attorney for an Army veteran charged with shooting at a Dothan police officer says his client suffers from post-traumatic stress linked to his military service.
- Defense says man suffered from PTSD in Bozeman shooting Updated: Jun-19-15 10:13 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - The trial for a man accused of fatally shooting one man and wounding another after a Bozeman house party in September 2013 has begun. Both sides agree over who fired the shots, but they differ over why the shots were fired.
- New director for Missouri Mental Health Department appointed Updated: Jun-18-15 10:31 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A longtime mental health official has been appointed director of Missouri's Mental Health Department.
- Mental health worker killed, several injured in crash Updated: Jun-18-15 2:37 am
TRINITY, Alabama - A mental health worker has been killed in a collision while helping to transport children to a treatment program near Trinity.
- Pine Ridge School gets $218K to help prevent youth suicides Updated: Jun-17-15 7:52 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Federal education officials have given Pine Ridge School in western South Dakota $218,000 to help students and teachers in their recovery from a string of student suicides and attempted suicides in recent months on the Indian reservation where the school is located.
- New York Senate approves mental health tax check-off Updated: Jun-17-15 11:31 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's Senate has followed the Assembly and voted for a new tax check-off intended to help end the stigma around mental illness, which advocates say is common, treatable and too often unaddressed.
- Review: 'Infinitely Polar Bear' a love letter to sick dad Updated: Jun-16-15 3:37 pm
In 1978, when writer-director Maya Forbes was 10 years old, her mother went away to graduate school, leaving Forbes and her little sister in the care of their mentally ill dad. The girls, and even their mom, didn't fully understand his diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Doctors still called it manic-depression in those days.
- Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers Updated: Jun-15-15 8:04 am
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- The Latest: Mother of man linked to Dallas attack speaks out Updated: Jun-15-15 12:55 am
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- Settlement reached in landmark Idaho juvenile care case Updated: Jun-14-15 4:38 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A decades-long legal battle over the state of child mental health services in Idaho has ended in a settlement that will require a major overhaul of the system.