Stories tagged: mental illness
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 9:02 p.m.
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, 5 a.m.
He is now officially homeless. Thank you, mental health care “system,” you have done it again.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:48 p.m.
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, 12:16 p.m.
Linda Harbaugh knew she had to leave her home on Livingston Mountain – the space was too depressing.
Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 12:45 p.m.
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, 9:27 p.m.
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, 6 a.m.
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, 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 …
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, 11:30 a.m.
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, 10:43 p.m.
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, 6 a.m.
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, 10:44 p.m.
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, 7:42 p.m.
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, 6:20 p.m.
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, 12:35 p.m.
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, 1:18 p.m.
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, 8:55 p.m.
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, 3:27 p.m.
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, 9:54 p.m.
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, 9 a.m.
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, 11:50 a.m.
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, 11:50 a.m.
Actress Shelley Duvall has revealed her struggles with mental illness in an interview with “Dr. Phil.”
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
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, 12:22 p.m.
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, 7:52 p.m.
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, 5:40 p.m.
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 …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
A federal court judge has allowed Oregon standoff defendant Kenneth Medenbach to be released from jail while awaiting trial, but he will keep the last holdout in the armed takeover …