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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Police officers from eastern Indiana will receive special training in how to react to mentally ill people whom they may confront while responding to calls. Officers from the Muncie and Ball State police departments will under...
Tags: Symptoms, Behavioral Conditions
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND -- While awaiting trial on two murder charges and a slew of other accusations, Brandon Biffle spent much of his time in the St. Joseph County Jail in the rubber room, where inmates on suicide watch are generally sent. He slept on the floor and...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana lawmaker dismayed by a police officer's decision to use a stun gun on a nursing home patient is pushing for police to get training on how to interact with people with Alzheimer's disease. Republican state Rep. Bill...
WSBT-TVSOUTH BEND- The aftermath of what happened in Newtown, Connecticut is shedding more light on mental health in our country. The mental health of the shooter, Adam Lanza, is being investigated as to a possible motive of why he did this. We're digging...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has been "deliberately indifferent" to the plight of mentally ill inmates in its state prisons, who amount to nearly a quarter of the system's population, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton...
Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities since Congress passed landmark legislation on their behalf in 1990. And yet advocates say barriers and bias still abound when it comes to one basic human right: To be...
SOUTH BEND — Objecting to being labeled “a victim,” the wife of Corwin Brown stood solidly beside her husband and told a judge that he did not deserve to go to prison. “It wouldn’t be good for him,” Melissa Brown...
SOUTH BEND TRIBUNESOUTH BEND — Speaking softly, Corwin Brown offered mostly simple yes or no answers to a judge’s questions Thursday, as he pleaded guilty, but mentally ill, to confining and battering his wife last year. The former professional football...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterJames Kauzlaurich sits in a room at Oaklawn's South Bend offices where his psychiatrist appears on a TV screen. She tunes in live from her Chicago office, and they chat about the depression that he's fought almost his entire, 47-year life. The...
WSBT-TV CorrespondentQuestions were raised Friday on whether Facebook postings violate a protective order in the case against a man accused of stalking LaPorte's mayor. Jeff Galey, 38, pleaded guilty to Class A misdemeanor invasion of privacy then reversed his decision...
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South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSOUTH BEND - Speaking at a local public event for the first time since her death, Tom Seeberg described his daughter, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Seeberg, as kind, generous, and, invariably, “ready to take on the day.” “She was not...
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND - A man runs across the University of Notre Dame campus, screaming at the top of his lungs. He tells police that people were chasing him, though none could be seen. Police arrest him for trespassing. Another man is in a local store causing...
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