Stories tagged: mental health
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 5 p.m.
Want your kids to be resilient? Here’s what not to do.
Amy Morin knows a lot about resiliency. A licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and foster parent, she has devoted her life to helping others resolve problems and conflicts.
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 7 p.m.
House Call: Tools for maintaining good mental health
I challenge you to think of good mental health as more than just the absence of mental health problems. Good mental health is a critical part of one’s overall health.
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Back on track: 15 years after a brain injury and fighting the mental health issues it caused, Spokane man is ready to help others
A brain injury sent Ray Holman spiraling out of control with drugs and alcohol. Now, after three stays at Eastern State, he’s ready to help others like him.
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Asylum escapee apprehended, not for the first time
Police chased down Gotlieb Kreh, an escapee from the the local insane asylum, after a foot race on Riverside Avenue.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Mental health concerns in aftermath of Puerto Rico hurricane
Locked out of his home and with nowhere else to go, Wilfredo Ortiz Marrero rode out Hurricane Maria inside a Jeep, which was lifted off its wheels by floodwaters in …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Psychiatric ‘dangerous’ patient escapes transit
Law enforcement officials are asking for help locating a 22-year-old man who escaped custody while being transported from a mental health facility.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
Despite changes, Excelsior pursues mandate to help troubled youth
Excelsior’s role in the lives of its foster kids, and its location in a suburban neighborhood, have been cause for controversy in recent years. But despite the challenges of the …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Sinead O’Connor is ‘safe … not suicidal’ after posting troubling video online
“I am posting at Sinead’s request, to let everyone who loves her know she is safe, and she is not suicidal,” an unnamed person wrote Monday night on the same …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Amanda Knox: Woman in texting suicide case deserves sympathy
LOS ANGELES – Amanda Knox, the American exchange student convicted and later cleared of a murder in Italy, is offering her support to a Massachusetts woman convicted of manslaughter for …
Sat., July 15, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Officials approve permit for mental health hospital
Officials in western Washington state have approved a conditional use permit for a $22 million mental health hospital.
Sun., July 2, 2017
Editorial: Budget passed with an unconscionable secrecy, haste
What is it that public servants are afraid the public will see? According to lawmakers who defend the secrecy, the answer is honesty. Can’t be frank if the public is …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
Rescuers convince distraught man to climb out of Spokane River
A rescue team spent nearly an hour trying to coax a distraught man out of the Spokane River as he waded in shallow water Tuesday afternoon, drawing attention from neighbors …
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Salem museum showcases history of psychiatry
A 2,500-square-foot museum in the former entrance to the old Oregon State Hospital walks visitors through not only the state-run hospital’s checkered history, though there’s plenty of that, but also …
Sat., June 10, 2017, 6 a.m.
Missing teen girl struggling with addiction, mental illness now in hospital
Vanessa Schultz, one of the estimated 21 million Americans suffering from addiction and mental illness, is now in the hospital.
Sun., May 28, 2017
Congress ignoring Medicaid’s vital role
Most of the early Senate talk has centered on pre-existing conditions, deductibles and premiums. Improving coverage is important, but senators cannot ignore Medicaid.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
VA plans mental care for discharged vets, but at what cost?
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin touted new efforts Wednesday to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges, even while acknowledging his department isn’t …
Sat., May 20, 2017, 5:09 a.m.
Carlyle Care Center in downtown Spokane to stop serving residents with severe mental illness
The Spokane area’s largest assisted-living facility is closing its doors to more than 100 residents with severe mental illness and complex medical problems, and social workers are scrambling to find …
Sun., May 14, 2017
Solve side effect of mental health ruling
Call it unintended consequences or poor planning, but if the state Legislature doesn’t offer counties relief from witless penalties, mental health care services will suffer and nobody will benefit.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Spokane County faces millions in penalties for heavy use of Eastern State Hospital
Spokane County may be on the hook to pay more than $3 million to Eastern State Hospital this year for patient care, nearly a quarter of the county’s budget for …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
McNeil changing treatment to avoid ‘warehousing’ some sexual predators
Group that protects rights of the disabled, Washington officials reach agreement on better treatment options for some sexual predators housed at McNeil Island.
Sat., April 29, 2017, 4 p.m.
LA jail adapts amid meth-fueled rise in mentally ill inmates
Perhaps the largest group of mentally ill inmates in the U.S. resides in Los Angeles in one of the world’s largest jail complexes. Over the past seven years, the jail’s …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 5 p.m.
The 34-year-old neuroscientist developing a drug to prevent depression and PTSD
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Rebecca Brachman sat at a table in a quiet area of the convention center Monday evening when a man approached her. “Your talk inspired me. I …
Sun., April 23, 2017, noon
‘13 Reasons Why’ depicts a graphic suicide; experts say there’s a problem with that
The “Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide,” a list of guidelines for media outlets developed by suicide prevention experts and journalists, emphasizes that suicide is usually the result of multiple causes, …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
After Ebola, Liberians slowly embrace mental health care
The trauma of the world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 11,300, mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, has left many survivors fighting a battle some worry will …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
After hundreds of suicides off Golden Gate Bridge, new net could save lives
The Golden Gate Bridge is among the most photographed bridges in the world, recognized internationally as a majestic symbol of San Francisco, and the United States. But for decades, and …
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
First-year doctors will be allowed to work 24-hour shifts starting in July
First-year doctors will be allowed to work 24-hour shifts in hospitals across the United States starting July 1, when a much-debated cap that limits the physicians to 16 consecutive hours …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 12:23 p.m.
WSU study: Alcoholics drink less with the promise of small rewards
What’s the cheapest way to get an alcoholic to drink less? According to a new WSU study, giving them small rewards might do the trick.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 11 a.m.
House Call: Pay attention to warning signs for eating disorders
Eating disorders are serious mental health issues which when identified and addressed early, can have good outcomes. They are not just a problem of food and control.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
Idaho lawmakers approve update to child mental health rules
Idaho lawmakers are considering a set of rule changes that would strengthen a community approach to the state’s mental health treatment for children.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
The Washington Legislature: School funding, mental health care top lawmakers’ agenda
Some things to look for after the Washington Legislature opens Monday and embarks on its 2017 session.