MAKING MENTALLY ILL DEFENDANTS READY FOR TRIAL
May 19, 2013 KERRVILLE, Texas - The judge ascended the bench. He looked down at cafeteria-style tables marked "Prosecuting Attorney" and "Defense Attorney." To his left, two men sat in a box marked "Jury." The witness stand was marked "Witness."
OBAMA PLANNING MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE IN JUNE
May 15, 2013 WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is planning a mental health conference next month in response to gun violence.
NYC MAYORAL CANDIDATE REVEALS BULIMIA STRUGGLES
May 14, 2013 NEW YORK - New York City Council Speaker and Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn says she struggled in the past with bulimia and alcoholism.
SENATORS DISCUSS CHANGING BACKGROUND CHECK BILL
May 08, 2013 WASHINGTON - Lawmakers backing gun control say they are discussing how to revise the defeated Senate background check bill in order to win votes they need to resuscitate the measure.
AUTISM SCIENTISTS SEEK MORE BRAINS TO AID RESEARCH
May 02, 2013 CHICAGO - Autism scientists are seeking more brain samples for research.
UK POLICE TO TRACK DEMENTIA PATIENTS USING GPS
May 01, 2013 LONDON - A British police force is hoping to save time and money by giving a few dementia patients GPS tracking devices, a technique already used by health and welfare agencies but condemned by some campaigners as "barbaric."
GLENN CLOSE'S SISTER WRITING ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS
April 26, 2013 NEW YORK - The youngest sister of actress Glenn Close is working on a memoir about her struggles with mental illness.
NATION'S DRUG CZAR TO OUTLINE DRUG POLICY REFORM
April 24, 2013 ANNAPOLIS, Md. - President Barack Obama's new strategy for fighting the nation's drug problem will include a greater emphasis on using public health tools to battle addiction and diverting non-violent drug offenders into treatment instead of prisons, under reforms scheduled to be outlined by the nation's drug czar Wednesday.
BAN ON GAY CHANGE THERAPY FACES FIRST LEGAL TEST
November 30, 2012 SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A California law prohibiting mental health providers from counseling gay minors on how to become straight faces its first legal test Friday, when lawyers for counselors endorsing "reparative therapy" and parents who claim their sons have benefited from it, plan to ask a judge to block the...