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  • Sports program helps anchor troubled lives

    Sports program helps anchor troubled lives
    Theirs are not problems that can be fixed on a baseball diamond or soccer field: My mom was really young when she had me. She was 14 and my dad wasn't around. I was never home when I was eight years old, because I was using drugs, and I had a lot of...
  • More support needed for military caregivers, study finds

    More support needed for military caregivers, study finds
    The nation needs to better acknowledge and support the efforts of the "hidden heroes" from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars: the estimated 1.1 million civilian, volunteer caregivers tending to the needs of wounded and disabled veterans, according to...
  • Group hosts suicide prevention talk in Glendale

    A Glendale Unified psychologist and a mental health services coordinator offered parents direction Thursday night in recognizing depression in teens in order to better prevent suicide. Glendale Unified psychologist Ilin Magran said during a talk hosted...
  • Amanda Hein admits killing baby in Starters Pub bathroom

    Amanda Hein admits killing baby in Starters Pub bathroom
    She stood impassively Friday in front of a Northampton County judge, even as she admitted taking the life of a newborn. Amanda C. Hein bit her lower lip and took a deep breath as a prosecutor described how the body of the nameless boy — Hein's...
  • Report on Deeds attack details flaws in crisis response

    Report on Deeds attack details flaws in crisis response
    Three hours into an emergency custody order, it took just five minutes for a mental health evaluator from the Rockbridge Area Community Services Board to determine that Austin "Gus" Deeds needed inpatient psychiatric care on the afternoon of Nov. 18,...
  • DCF Defends Actions In Pelletier Custody Fight

    DCF Defends Actions In Pelletier Custody Fight
    The state Department of Children and Families is defending its actions in the case of Justina Pelletier after a Massachusetts judge criticized the department for not officially taking on the custody case of the 15-year-old West Hartford girl. Justina is...
  • Head of L.A. County public health department retires

    Head of L.A. County public health department retires
    The head of Los Angeles County's public health department — one of the largest agencies of its kind in the nation — announced he is retiring, now that a controversial campaign to break apart his agency has been abandoned. Jonathan Fielding...
  • Forum to brainstorm for ways to help the mentally ill

    Some mental health advocates are asking the community to brainstorm the best ways to keep the mentally ill from ending up in jail. The advocates are targeting a complicated problem that they say will require efforts by parents, lawyers, legislators and...
  • La Cañada Elementary hosts first-ever health and fitness week

    La Cañada Elementary hosts first-ever health and fitness week
    Several guest speakers visited La Cañada Elementary this week as the school hosted its first-ever Health and Fitness Week, which was chock full of activities. The students were treated to stretching exercises, a professional baseball player, a dunking...
  • Florida's mental-health spending lags most of nation's

    Florida's mental-health spending lags most of nation's
    Several times each year, state money that pays for psychiatric drugs for poor people runs out in Orange County. In Osceola, where residents face long waits for outpatient help, the mental-health crisis unit is often filled well beyond capacity. And in...
  • Make mental-health funding a priority before tragedy hits

    It is estimated that one in five adults in the United States suffers from some form of mental illness and that one in 10 children has a serious mental or emotional disorder. Today, mental-health disorders are a leading cause of disability in our country,...