Stories tagged: mental illness
Sat., Dec. 14, 2019
Mental illness to homeless to hepatitis A. Just another statistic but now his struggle is over. Today we pick up his ashes. And it shouldn’t have to be this way.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
Fox News pundit Michael Knowles characterized teen climate activist Greta Thunberg as a “mentally ill Swedish child who is being exploited by her parents and by the international left.” But …
Sat., May 11, 2019
He is now officially homeless. Thank you, mental health care “system,” you have done it again.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
The gunman who killed 12 people at a country music bar in Southern California went on social media during the attack and posted about his mental state and whether people …
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
Linda Harbaugh knew she had to leave her home on Livingston Mountain – the space was too depressing.
Tue., Sept. 4, 2018
Harbaugh felt a tap on her shoulder and looked up. A young man asked her if she was OK, and if she needed help. She explained how she was feeling, …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018
The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland reviewed …
Sun., April 15, 2018
Assassin who killed a Spokane Daily Chronicle editor in the newsroom believed he was defamed in Titanic reports
The Titanic disaster was the spark that led a Russian lumberjack to shoot a Spokane Daily Chronicle editor dead in the newsroom on a Wednesday morning in late April 1912.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018
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 …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
As a teenager, my grief was killing me, but no one allowed me to grieve. I had no one to talk to about these thoughts.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
When Caleb Sharpe told police he opened fire on his Freeman High School classmates to “teach everyone a lesson about what happens when you bully others” his story fell into …
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017
Police in Spokane may soon have a new place to take people with mental illnesses suspected of committing crimes besides jail or an overcrowded emergency room.
Sat., June 10, 2017
Vanessa Schultz, one of the estimated 21 million Americans suffering from addiction and mental illness, is now in the hospital.
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017
A small but passionate group of marchers carried signs and chanted Tuesday in support of more services for those with mental illnesses.
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017
The private studio of glass artist Dale Chihuly reflects his long obsession with collecting. Sheets of stamps cover one table; pocket knives are marshaled on another. Carnival-prize figurines from the …
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017
A new law, signed last month by Gov. Butch Otter, seeks to provide a more secure, more appropriate place to house people in her situation than jail or an unsecured …
Fri., June 2, 2017
An Oregon man who authorities say attacked a restaurant employee with a pipe while calling the worker a terrorist has been found guilty by reason of insanity.
Wed., April 5, 2017
Police are calling an Oregon man a hero after he helped distract a man who was attempting suicide while police pulled him to safety.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
A federal judge has blasted the Washington state agency responsible for providing competency services to mentally ill people in jail, saying the agency doesn’t appear to understand that these individuals …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017
The Republican-led Senate has voted to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017
Prosecutors have filed another murder charge against a man who broke out of Washington state’s largest mental hospital last year after an initial murder charge was dropped when doctors determined …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017
In a “most unusual” case, a man claimed that a woman who he planned to marry already was married and defrauded him.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017
Dear Doc: Thank you so much for your article in the paper on being proactive about discussing depression with your doctor. What a critical point. I also have been writing …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016
The state of Washington has accrued fines of about $7.5 million for failing to provide competency services to mentally ill people who must wait in jails for weeks or months.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016
Actress Shelley Duvall has revealed her struggles with mental illness in an interview with “Dr. Phil.”
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016
Portland police have been collecting information about the mental state of arrestees since spring, but some lawyers say the practice raises privacy concerns.
Sat., Oct. 8, 2016
In summary, I-1491 targets the mentally ill, ignores existing laws, provides no treatment model, compromises due process.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016
Corrections officials who investigated the April escape of two violent patients from Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital say they discovered a list of mistakes, blunders and deceptions at what should …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016
Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers’ interactions with the mentally ill.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
A crackdown on patients leaving the grounds of state mental hospitals put in place after the high-profile escape from an outing to the Spokane County Fair in 2009 will be …