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Mental Illness (INACTIVE)

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  • News of the Weird: Everybody Needs a Hug

    News of the Weird: Everybody Needs a Hug
    After its launch was delayed for a month by the Madison, Wis., city attorney, the Snuggle House was cleared and scheduled to open on Nov. 15 to provide in-bed, pajama-clad “intimate, non-sexual touch(ing)” for $60 an hour. “So many people,” said assistant manager Emily Noon, “don't have a significant other in their lives” and “just need to be held” (including, she said, the elderly and hospice patients, who are part of the target clientele). The city's delay was, a spokesman said, to assure that Snuggle House had protocols for dealing with “risky” situations in which a customer refuses to take “no sex” for an answer. (Snuggle House has prominent surveillance cameras and panic buttons for the staff.)
  • Mosaic anticipates need for mental health assistance to increase

    Due to the Affordable Care Act's expanded health insurance coverage, Jeff Richardson said he expects to see increasing numbers of individuals seeking out mental health care in 2014. Richardson is executive director of Mosaic Community Services, which is...

    Law could be Kelly Thomas' legacy

    Law could be Kelly Thomas' legacy
    It's hard for me to even think about the horrific way in which Kelly Thomas died. I know too many people like him — lost, sick, disoriented souls who, through no fault of their own, have been hit with a disease that puts them in peril. Not guilty,...

    State not doing enough to keep guns from mentally ill, audit says

    State not doing enough to keep guns from mentally ill, audit says
    SACRAMENTO -- Thousands of mentally ill Californians are not being reported to the state Department of Justice so that they can be considered for a list of those prohibited from possessing firearms, a state audit said Tuesday. More than 20,000 people...

    Elk Grove man in church bomb plot not guilty by reason of insanity

    Elk Grove man in church bomb plot not guilty by reason of insanity
    A former northwest suburban man who was accused of plotting to blow up churches in Oklahoma has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. Gregory Weiler II, 25, of Elk Grove Village, was arrested in Oct. 2012 for gathering materials to make 50...