Stories tagged: mental health
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
Dozens of Dallas-area schools are among a growing number around the world that are teaching children how to spot the signs of depression in themselves and others. Government statistics show …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
A recent death of a jail inmate shows why the state needs to invest more in mental health care and add beds in secure mental health facilities, Idaho officials said.
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Seeking to reverse the multitude of crises that have engulfed Washington’s mental-health system, Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday released a plan that would radically reshape the care of patients.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 10:35 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled his budget and policy plans Tuesday for fixing the state’s struggling mental health system in the coming years.
Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
The hotline Targeted Adult Service Coordination program doesn’t exist in Idaho, where police officers and sheriff’s deputies may be the first and only people to respond to mental health emergencies …
Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 5 p.m.
Mental Health First Aid: The eight-hour course that’s new to Spokane teaches people how to identify, understand and respond to people who show signs of mental illnesses and substance use …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
Orrin Gorman McClellan took his own life following an extended battle with the wounds that so many warriors bring home with them – post-traumatic stress disorder, likely traumatic brain injury, …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
The Trump administration Tuesday allowed states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness by tapping Medicaid, a potentially far-reaching move to address issues from homelessness to …
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
A judge has ruled that the names of people in police reports involving alleged crimes are public records even if the people are patients at a Washington state psychiatric hospital.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 12:47 p.m.
Lisa Brown joined the Washington Legislature in 1993 and rose to the highest level of power in the state Senate. Many of her legislative accomplishments came as the leader of …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 7:07 p.m.
‘I’m sure he was trying to come home’: Former Shock player Ellison dies on side of road in California
A former starting linebacker and defensive back for Spokane Shock arena football team died last Thursday due to unknown causes on the freeway in San Fernando Valley, according to the …
Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
Frontier Behavioral Health – Eastern Washington’s largest mental health provider based in Spokane – is expanding their toll-free crisis line to include services for several surrounding counties.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
Spokane’s newest psychiatric hospital was officially unveiled Thursday before a ceremony of about 50 people.
Tue., July 17, 2018, 5:11 p.m.
Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams says she’s seeking help for the depression she has struggled with for years.
UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Spokane has a higher rate of depression than both Washington and the U.S., according to a study published this month from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
Sun., June 17, 2018
Advocates for improving Idaho’s behavioral health system say the time is right.
Mon., May 14, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
Community Health Plan of Washington is trying to make it easier for Washingtonians with Apple Health to access mental health services.
UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
Isolation, family pressures and economic stress are now recognized as major mental health risk factors. And the rugged Rough Rider image Teddy Roosevelt established as the archetype of American manhood …
UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
State should move to a system of community-based mental health facilities for patients committed by the courts, Gov. Jay Inslee said.
Sat., April 7, 2018, 3:10 p.m.
A Minnesota police department has hired a social worker to help de-escalate situations as mental health calls rise.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting.
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 12:13 p.m.
An Idaho lawmaker has proposed inserting a mental health exception in a 2014 felony battery law that protects health care workers.
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018
Former congressman Patrick Kennedy calls for proactive mental health treatment during Spokane speech
In a speech at the Spokane Convention Center, former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy added his voice to a community conversation about improving mental health and addiction treatment, detailing his own …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 12:01 a.m.
Patrick Kennedy, who represented Rhode Island in the House of Representatives from 1995 to 2011, will speak Wednesday at a community conversation on mental health sponsored by Providence Health Care …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
Studies by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) show that about one in five Americans suffer a mental illness each year. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 6 a.m.
One in five Americans suffer from mental illness, according to the National Association on Mental Illness, and about 1 in 25 live with schizophrenia, bipolar mood disorder, major depression and/or …
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 7:22 p.m.
President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam Friday as questions swirl about the health and fitness of the oldest person ever elected …
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
What can parents and adults do to help children develop tools for good mental health and emotional resilience?
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
The standoff between two groups that wanted to bring a mental health hospital to Thurston County was settled after Providence St. Peter Hospital announced a new agreement.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
The Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre sounded alarms nationally about gaps in mental health care and led to calls for better screening and services, especially for young people showing a …