Welfare of the mentally ill

Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., right, speaks about school safety during an event with President Donald Trump and members of the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 27, 2018 - 6:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the outcry over the Florida school shootings, the Trump administration says it is "actively exploring" ways to help states expand inpatient mental health treatment using Medicaid funds. President Donald Trump again brought up the issue of mental hospitals in a meeting with...
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Aria Siccone, 14, a 9th grade student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where more than a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, cries as she recounts her story from that day, while state Rep. Barrinton Russell, D-Dist. 95, comforts her, as they talk to legislators at the state Capitol regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 21, 2018 - 1:52 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state's Capitol on Wednesday with one overarching message: It's time for action. The students entered a gun-friendly political climate in Tallahassee, where lawmakers have rebuffed gun restrictions since Republicans...
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President Donald Trump walks from the Diplomatic Room of the White House, in Washington, Thursday, Feb 15, 2018, after speaking about the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 16, 2018 - 1:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he's traveling to Florida "to meet with some of the bravest people on earth." He's expected to thank first responders to the horrific high school shooting and also come face-to-face with parents, survivors and others, some of whom have angrily...
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President Donald Trump pauses as he arrives to speak about the mass shooting at a South Florida High School from the White House, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 15, 2018 - 7:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the nation united and grieving with "one heavy heart," President Donald Trump promised Thursday to tackle school safety and "the difficult issue of mental health" in response to the deadly shooting in Florida. He made no mention of the scourge of gun violence. Not always...
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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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