Welfare of the mentally ill

January 03, 2018 - 8:23 pm
DENVER (AP) — In some versions of a story Jan. 2 about the slaying of a Colorado sheriff's deputy, The Associated Press reported erroneously that more than 580,000 people have taken advantage of mental health services in the state since they were expanded after a 2012 mass shooting. The department...
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A damaged vehicle is seen at the scene of an incident on Flinders Street, in Melbourne, Thursday, December 21, 2017. Police have arrested a driver after a car drove into pedestrians on a sidewalk in central Melbourne. (Joe Castro/AAP Image via AP)
December 21, 2017 - 8:58 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police were investigating Friday whether there was any terrorism-related motive behind the car ramming attack on Melbourne pedestrians that left 12 people in a hospital, three of them in critical condition. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull condemned the "despicable and...
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December 02, 2017 - 11:21 am
ATLANTA (AP) — State lawmakers say Georgia needs to target mental health and substance abuse issues in order to address the needs of the state's homeless population. A state Senate study committee has released nine recommendations that it says will improve access to mental and behavioral health...
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In this on Oct. 4, 2017, frame grab from video, Arkansas death row inmate Jack Greene appears before the state parole board at a prison in Varner, Ark. Greene is scheduled to die Nov. 9, 2017, but his lawyers are arguing that he is severely mentally ill and that, as a result of that, he sticks strands of tissue into his ears and nose to the point that they become bloody. (KTHV via AP, Pool)
November 07, 2017 - 7:21 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' highest court on Tuesday halted this week's planned execution of an inmate who is severely mentally ill according to his lawyers, while a state judge ordered officials to release more information about one of the lethal injection drugs they had planned to use. In...
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November 07, 2017 - 5:21 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Supreme Court stops Thursday's scheduled execution of inmate whose lawyers claim he is severely mentally ill.
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FBI agents search for evidence on a road near First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, killing more than two dozen and wounding others. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
November 06, 2017 - 5:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump called the Texas church shootings gunman "deranged," the New York bike path attacker "a very sick and deranged person," and the Las Vegas massacre shooter "a sick, demented man." It's a common reaction to mass violence — who in their right mind would commit...
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In this on Oct. 4, 2017, frame grab from video, Arkansas death row inmate Jack Greene appears before the state parole board at a prison in Varner, Ark. Greene is scheduled to die Nov. 9, 2017, but his lawyers are arguing that he is severely mentally ill and that, as a result of that, he sticks strands of tissue into his ears and nose to the point that they become bloody. (KTHV via AP, Pool)
October 29, 2017 - 9:21 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas inmate set for execution next month says his lawyers are lying when they say he's severely mentally ill. Jack Greene is scheduled to die Nov. 9. His legal team says he is delusional, but when Greene pleaded for clemency this month he told a state panel that his...
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July 13, 2017 - 3:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's federal prisons are holding inmates in solitary confinement for long periods of time, sometimes years, in spite of mounting evidence that it can seriously hurt their mental health, a government watchdog says. The Bureau of Prisons says it doesn't practice solitary...
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July 13, 2017 - 3:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's federal prisons are holding inmates in solitary confinement for long periods of time, sometimes years, in spite of mounting evidence that it can seriously hurt their mental health. That's from a government watchdog report. The Bureau of Prisons says it doesn't...
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FILE - In this Tuesday March 4, 2008, file photo, William Morva as he listens to court proceedings in Washington County Circuit Court in Abingdon, Va. Morva is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday, July 6, 2017, for the killings of a hospital security guard and a sheriff’s deputy in 2006. Morva’s attorneys and mental health advocates are calling on Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to spare his life. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool, File)
June 30, 2017 - 4:18 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — William Morva showed signs of mental illness long before he killed two men during an escape from custody in 2006, friends and family say. In the years leading up to the killings, Morva began sleeping in the woods, showed up barefoot at his father's funeral and was banned from a...
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