The human and economic costs of failing to make needed improvements are substantial and, according to a new report, among the many problems persons with behavioral disorders face is a revolving door of incarceration, treatment, relapse or decompensation, and re-incarceration, often for minor, non-dangerous offenses. [read more…]
Prince William County Police determined the deaths of three Virginia teenagers last month were due to suicide. Department spokesman Nathan Probus said the ruling Wednesday, Oct. 28 into the death of Christopher Owens, 15, was by a gunshot wound. Police found Owens on Monday after his family from Bristow reported him missing Saturday, Oct. 24.
(Reuters Health) – Being connected to friends, family and social groups may offer some protection against suicide, suggests a new U.S. study. Among more than 70,000 women followed for almost 20 years, those who were [read more…]
(Los Angeles Times) – From the earliest Western philosophers to the most technologically-equipped neuroscientists, the apparent connection between creative genius and mental illness has been a source of fascination and study. In the end, [read more…]
STACY A. ANDERSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Mental health care is not just a policy and budget issue for America, but also a cultural issue, Michelle Obama said on Wednesday. The first lady said [read more…]
KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage [read more…]
Health Officials Warn of Depression, Anxiety by Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The holiday season often arrives with high expectations for many who anticipate visits from family and friends [read more…]