Facing increased homelessness with many with severe mental illness living on the street, cities and states are taking a fresh look at involuntary commitment.
More than 7,000 people killed themselves inside U.S. jails and prisons between 2000 and 2014.
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Violence prevention experts support the ‘red flag’ laws but say most of the country’s local police forces are ill-equipped to identify potential shooters.
Neurologist Laura Boylan suffered from tremors and loss of balance that she attributed to a cyst in her brain. Why didn’t her doctors believe her?
One-third of acts of mass violence–crimes in which four or more people were killed– since the 1990s were committed by people with a serious mental illness.
Firearm retailers in Washington state are willing to learn about suicide prevention and train their employees in how to spot and act on suicide warning signs.
An estimated 8 in 10 workers with a mental health condition don’t get treatment because of the shame and stigma associated with it.
At North Seattle Therapy & Counseling in Washington state, they’re seeing patients with anxiety or depression related to climate change and the Earth’s future.
Although diagnostic labels create the illusion of an explanation they are scientifically meaningless and can create stigma and prejudice, researchers say.
More seniors are weighing the possibility of suicide as the baby boomer generation — known for valuing autonomy and self-determination — reaches older age.
For veterans, the primary barrier to treatment is the stigma associated with seeking mental health help, which many veterans consider a sign of weakness.
Critics say the drug’s manufacturer, Janssen, provided the FDA at best modest evidence it worked and then only in limited trials.
Despite all the hype, the evidence that mindfulness works is not strong.
Advocates for patients say insurance companies still interpret mental health claims more stringently than those for physical illness.