mental illness

Police are in a standoff with a man inside a southeast DC home. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Woman Told D.C. Officer She Was ‘Ready to Die’

Court documents indicate that a woman who was shot by a District of Columbia police officer had been using drugs and said she was “ready to die” before she was shot.

08/11/2015

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Texas Republican Senator Proposing Gun Background Check Bill

The Senate’s No. 2 Republican is introducing legislation that would reward states for sending more information about residents with serious mental problems to the federal background check system for firearms purchasers.

08/05/2015

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Report: Insurance Companies Aren’t Covering Mental Illness Treatments Correctly

One of the nation’s biggest mental health advocacy groups charges many insurance companies are ignoring a law that requires mental illness be covered like any other.

04/03/2015

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Md. Woman Uses Sister’s Art to Highlight Mental Illness

A Baltimore woman who lost her sister, Carolyn Anne Watts, to depression is looking to open up a discussion on mental illness through her sister’s art, WNEW’s Jenny Glick reports.

03/11/2015

Flowers are left as a sign of respect at Martin Place on December 16, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (credit: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Can Identifying Mental Illness Stop Terror Attacks?

A radical Muslim killed a soldier outside Canada’s Parliament. A right-wing extremist opened fire on buildings in Texas’ capital and tried to burn down the Mexican Consulate. An Al-Qaida-inspired assailant hacked an off-duty soldier to death in London.

12/15/2014

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How Common Is Depression?

Nearly 60 million people experience a mental health condition every year. But only a fraction of those conditions are ever detected.

08/14/2014

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Video Games Being Developed To Target Depression, Anxiety

Psychologists believe video games could be a new way to reach people who need help.

08/13/2014

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Study: Twitter Has Potential To ‘Induce Psychotic Symptoms’

A new study finds that the downside to global social networks is the potential to ‟aggravate or even induce psychotic symptoms” in psychologically vulnerable patients.

08/13/2014

Does My Health Insurance Cover Mental Illness Care?

Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.

03/12/2014

Over three-quarters (76.6 percent) of soldiers with current mental disorders had onsets prior to enlistment. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Study: Nearly 1-In-5 US Army Soldiers Had Mental Illness Before Enlistment

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. soldiers had mental illness before enlisting in the Army, and about 1-in-10 soldiers had thought about killing themselves prior to enlistment.

03/04/2014

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