In the year since Bland’s case, 811 people have died in U.S. jails. Many of those cases resemble Bland’s, with poor oversight and general disregard for arrestees’ health—particularly their mental state—creating frightening, desperate conditions for inmates that, in too many incidents, have yielded tragic results.
Better time management is not the fix for procrastinators. Emotional regulation is. Unfortunately, coping mechanisms don’t exactly come in a pill.
Poor mental health cannot be an excuse for misconduct, and especially with increased scrutiny on police officers’ actions, some departments are looking into ways to treat their own.
New Mexico and Massachusetts lead the list of states with the most terminated providers still participating in the program.
Juvenile and mental health advocates and officials nationwide have long debated whether placing young inmates like Davis in “the box,” or any form of solitary confinement, does more harm than good.
Picture a trauma victim, someone who has endured a gunshot wound, a car crash or an industrial accident, a person whose body is broken and is rushed into surgery to be mended by physicians racing against the clock.
What’s more, 1.5 percent of people who have these anger issues carry their guns outside the home. Tread lightly.
When someone who is usually prompt about handling finances starts forgetting to pay bills, it’s a common warning sign of the beginning stages of dementia.
The day of the shootings at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Superintendent Becky Berg was discussing a $10 million grant for mental health services in her school’s district.
By Lolly Bowean, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A group of Northwestern University professors and researchers has developed a blood test to diagnose depression in adults, the school revealed in a study set to be published Tuesday. But the discovery does not mean the test can be offered to the public just yet, officials said. Depression […]
By Mark Emmons, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif — These are no ordinary Joes. At first glance, the G.I. Joe action figures who are the subjects of a stark photo exhibit on display at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library look disturbingly real. And that’s precisely the point. Mark Pinto hopes the […]
Los Angeles (AFP) — The cremated remains of Hollywood actor Robin Williams, found dead on August 11 after an apparent suicide, were spread in San Francisco Bay, U.S. news media reports. According to Williams’s death certificate, published by the celebrity gossip site Radar Online, Williams was cremated on August 12, one day after his personal […]
By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times Robin Williams, who was found dead from an apparent suicide earlier this week, was battling the “early stages” of Parkinson’s disease at the time, his wife said in statement Thursday. Susan Schneider also said Williams’ sobriety was intact as “he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as […]