| Sep 27, 2014
Over and over again, the ready availability of prescription drugs to unauthorized users is cited as a major contributor to drug abuse and death and as the gateway to illegal drugs for minors. So why do we make it so difficult to dispose of unused,...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:33 PM
The state's Home Visiting Program for pregnant women and those with children up to 5 years old received almost $2 million from Health and Human Services, the agency announced Monday.
"It's a renewal. We applied for the competitive funding," said Linda...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Under a settlement agreement announced Friday by the Justice Department, federal officials will appoint an independent monitor to oversee the Albuquerque Police Department as it implements sweeping reforms to change how its officers use force.
| Oct 20, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The 52-year-old father who shot his three children, killing two of them before turning a gun on himself, was getting mental-health treatment before the rampage, his attorney said Monday.
Attorney Douglas Kneller, who represented David Mohney in his...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:27 PM
HARTFORD – Child protection officials have staked out a tall order for themselves – reforming Connecticut's fragmented, inefficient children's mental health system, one that parents say is difficult to navigate and weakest when it comes to...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 3:15 PM
— Labor leaders and a community advocacy group on Tuesday praised the state's conditions on a deal between the nonprofit Waterbury Hospital and a for-profit Texas hospital chain that wants to buy it.
However, the conditions could change before the...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 8:06 AM
A review of the former Mental Health Center's potential redevelopment called it a potential "legacy project" that could positively impact the entire community, Tinley Park officials said Tuesday.
Tinley Park's mayor and trustees watched a presentation...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:21 PM
MIDDLETOWN — Weeks after a Superior Court judge sent an insanity acquittee back to prison following his arrests in connection with a series of violent attacks on patients and staff at the state's maximum-security psychiatric hospital, police said...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:11 PM
A consultant hired to find a way to divert the mentally ill from Los Angeles County's jail system found that not enough law enforcement officers were trained to handle people undergoing a mental health crisis.
In a report made public Wednesday, the...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 1:55 PM
David Daley, the former Fogelsville psychiatrist convicted in September of operating a pill mill out of his office, failed to show up for court Wednesday and is now considered an "endangered person" by authorities.
According to police in Williamsport,...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 7:38 PM
In California prison, Lester Wallace was hardly a model inmate.
He spat at a correctional officer, fought with another convict and grabbed a prison guard by the neck before punching him in the stomach.
Wallace racked up more than 20 disciplinary...