| 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...
| 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 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 6, 2013
| 3:38 PM
NILES-- The daughters of 50-year-old Bonnie Farrow say their mother is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic.. who also suffers from dementia.
The family says their mother meant no harm.
On Wednesday, Farrow was in Niles and saw the girl outside...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 1:09 PM
On a clear day, the expanse of blue sky might seem endless.
But for 30-year-old Dominic, he often only saw dark clouds.
Creative, intelligent and handsome, the Maryland man was known for his sense of humor and loving nature.
He had traveled the...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:13 PM
As president of the Mental Health Association of Central Florida, Candy Crawford spends a lot of time trying to dispel the common myths about mental illness.
It's an uphill battle.
So when she tuned in her favorite national news anchor Thursday --...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 1:45 PM
You'd think a personal care home would get its act together, knowing it already was under scrutiny for not discovering the body of a deceased resident for two days.
Emeritus at Allentown hasn't.
The home on Greenleaf Street continues to violate...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:20 PM
A year ago, Bernard Belisle was in a bad way. Pain throbbed in his legs all day, every day, and he was angry and irritable much of the time.
Then, he enrolled in a novel study on preventing depression in older adults at the University of Pittsburgh...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:55 PM
She is 46, a teacher, wife, mother — and prisoner in her own home.
In the past two years, she has called Orlando police 39 times, whenever her son has turned violent. At 19, his 250-pound body — with a third-grader's maturity —...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If you routinely hear voices, hallucinate, sink into suicidal depression or suffer inescapable torment, Los Angeles has a place for you.
The county jail.
On Monday, the jail held 3,200 inmates diagnosed with a mental illness and accused of a crime....
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:12 AM
I have to admit, I'm a little nervous as the rep from Janssen Pharmaceuticals steers me toward the Mindstorm "psychosis simulation" machine.
She says I should experience both available videos to get a better sense of what a severe schizophrenic...