| Dec 15, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A 17-year-old high school student was battling for her life Sunday as Colorado officials tried to understand why a fellow student shot her and tried to shoot his debate coach last week.
Two days after the incident at Arapahoe High School in Centennial,...
| Dec 8, 2013
Re "More than one way on jails," Editorial, Dec. 4
We agree that L.A. County's failure to implement a reasonable pretrial release program and its meager use of split sentencing disqualify it from state funding to build new jails. However, your editorial...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Thanks to new restrictions passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley this year, Maryland is now in the top tier of states when it comes to the strength of its gun laws. It had been close to the top before, but now it ranks fourth,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Post-traumatic stress disorder has been on psychiatry's books for just 23 years, and before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, no one ever entertained the possibility that watching disturbing images of trauma on TV could give rise to the disorder....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:00 PM
A Virginia tragedy, not quite a year after the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut, prompted Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, D-Newport News, to join nine others to host a mental health training session so Members of Congress and their...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:13 PM
He was a handsome lad, with dark eyes and olive skin. In family photo albums, his smile was luminous, and he often had an arm around his little brother. When he was just 11, he took the initiative to raise thousands of dollars for the distraught family of...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:19 PM
In 1979, a man with a long history of mental illness robbed an Oakland department store and was sentenced to seven-years-to-life in prison. At the time, the average time behind bars on such a conviction was seven years.
Thirty-two years later, at age...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:20 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco city attorney on Tuesday filed a class action lawsuit against the state of Nevada on behalf of all California local governments where patients have allegedly been bused from a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital in recent...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Virginia author Pete Earley, father of an adult son with mental illness, gave an impassioned keynote speech on the second day of "Cross Systems Collaboration between Legal & Mental Health Partners," a conference sponsored by the Virginia Department of...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Midlothian police officials are asking for the public's help to find an 89-year-old man suffering from cancer and a mental disability who was last seen on Nov. 16.
Edwin Stahl was last seen leaving Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn when he was...
| Nov 28, 2013
Depression is alarmingly common in older Americans. It's highly treatable, but a number of obstacles, led by a nagging generational stigma surrounding mental health, often stand in the way of proper care.
About 20 percent of people ages 55 and older...