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  • Aide: Jackson home after treatment for depression

    CHICAGO (AP) — An aide to U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says the congressman is home in Washington after treatment for depression at Mayo Clinic. Jackson aide Rick Bryant said …


  • Arson suspect to get mental health care

    A former pro football player arrested on suspicion of arson in June has been moved from jail to Eastern State Hospital to undergo mental health treatment. Kevin Marcus Ellison, 25, …


  • Ex-Shock player moved from jail to mental hospital

    A former pro football player arrested for arson in June has been moved from jail to Eastern State Hospital to undergo mental health treatment.


  • Report: Too little mental health care for boomers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting older doesn’t just mean a risk for physical ailments like heart disease and bum knees: A new report finds as many as 1 in 5 seniors …


  • VA faces criticism of mental health care

    MINNEAPOLIS – After six sleepless nights, Blake Uddin knew he was in trouble. He was hearing voices and feeling “clairvoyant.” A sergeant in the Wisconsin National Guard with two tours …


  • Evaluation ordered for child porn suspect

    A state social services employee accused of distributing child pornography must undergo a mental health evaluation before he can leave jail, a judge ruled Friday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Earl Hicks …


  • Grants support homeless

    The federal government has renewed funding next year for 208 Washington state programs serving the homeless, including about $3 million for 28 Spokane programs. The U.S. Department of Housing and …


  • Man found dead in river was getting high on ‘bath salts’

    A 31-year-old man found dead in the Spokane River last month had psychological problems that were aggravated by his addiction to a hallucinogenic drug sold as “bath salts,” his family …


  • More soldiers seek mental health treatment

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – Officials at Joint Base Lewis-McChord believe they’re making progress against the stigma that keeps some soldiers from getting help for mental health issues. More soldiers …


  • Spokane mental health providers merging

    Two mental health agencies with long histories in Spokane will merge on July 1 to form Frontier Behavioral Health. The boards of directors of Spokane Mental Health and Family Service …


  • VA mental health reform ordered

    The parents of two veterans who killed themselves while under the care of Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2008 welcomed an appeals court order for mental health care reform …


  • Court: VA’s mental health care reform is overdue

    The parents of two veterans who killed themselves while under the care of Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2008 welcomed an appeals court order for mental health care reform …


  • Officials identify body found in river

    A man found dead in the Spokane River on Sunday had a long history of mental illness and likely committed suicide, family said on Monday. Peter L. Jose, 34, had …


  • Gunman earlier tried suicide

    A gunman killed in a shootout with police last week had attempted suicide several times, been hospitalized at Eastern State Hospital and was described as “volatile and explosive” in a …


  • Lawsuit filed over jump from bridge

    Attorneys have filed a $4.7 million federal civil suit against the Spokane Police Department and Spokane County Sheriff’s Department for their failed attempt to keep a mentally ill man from …


  • Best Spokane County jail plan rethinks the system

    Voters have rewarded politicians for the war on drugs, three-strikes laws, mandatory-minimum sentences, and crackdowns on drunken driving and domestic violence. But the “lock ’em up” sentiment carries with it …


  • Escape of Eastern State patient during trip to fair leads to suspensions, demotion

    Seven Eastern State Hospital employees have been disciplined following investigations into the September escape of a criminally committed patient from a field trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair, state …


  • Eastern State Hospital workers disciplined in Paul escape

    Seven Eastern State Hospital employees have been disciplined following investigations into the September 2009 escape of a criminally committed patient from a field trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair, …


  • Defense can see Zehm’s mental health file

    A federal judge ruled Thursday in favor of the city of Spokane and granted a motion brought by the attorneys for Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. to obtain Otto Zehm’s …


  • Judge allows access to Zehm’s mental health records

    A federal judge today ruled in favor of the city of Spokane and granted a motion brought by the attorneys for Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. to obtain Otto Zehm’s …


  • Fish oil may help likely schizophrenics

    In the lives of young people at high risk for developing serious mental illness, heading off that first psychotic episode can mean a world of difference. A new study has …


  • PTSD treatment looks at brain signals

    MINNEAPOLIS – There’s never been a simple test to diagnose post-traumatic stress, but a group of Minnesota scientists say they’ve found a high-tech way to identify people who have the …


  • Mental illness resources available also in N. Idaho

    Last Tuesday’s health section featured a story listing Spokane resources for people with mental illness and their families. Those resources are available in North Idaho as well:


  • Drugs best for deep depression

    Antidepressant medications likely provide little or no benefit to people with mild or moderate depression, a new study has found. Rather, the mere act of seeing a doctor, discussing symptoms …


  • Campuses see increase in mental-health issues

    Stress from the economic downturn, trouble coping with the transition to college, and general depression and anxiety appear to be hitting college students at rates never seen before on campuses …


  • State expands health program for poor

    A year ago, as Washington faced a $9 billion revenue shortfall, Gov. Chris Gregoire proposed eliminating the state’s last social safety net for people whose physical or mental disabilities prevent …


  • St. John’s Cathedral wants to buy renovated Carlyle from city

    For many residents of the Carlyle Care Center, choices are limited – and often harsh. Without the Carlyle, Priscilla Shadowens said, “I’d be homeless.”


  • Advocate for mentally ill discusses reaction to the Paul escape

    A month ago, an Eastern State Hospital patient made headlines across the nation when he walked away from a field trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair. Some questioned whether …


  • Murder suspect has long history of mental illness

    Doctors could tell the 19-year-old man now charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend had problems from an early age.


  • Kaczynski Wrote About ‘Killing People’ Alleged Journal Entry Made Comparisons To Texas Sniper

    Theodore Kaczynski wrote in his journal “I intend to start killing people” and compared himself to a tower sniper at a Texas college who left 16 dead in 1966, according …


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