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SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — A first-of-its-kind ban on a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay people straight could face a key vote Tuesday by a group of California lawmakers. Supporters say the legislation, which is before its...
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...
Tags: Mental Health, Shootings, Trials, Psychiatrists, Murder
It's a nation-wide problem affecting local families. A shortage of psychiatrists means adults, teens and kids who desperately need help aren't getting it. The reason for the shortage? Med students are choosing other specialties. Our Fact Finder team...
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...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Again and again, decade after decade, an array of authorities — police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and local Boy Scout leaders among them — quietly shielded scoutmasters and others accused of molesting children,...
Tags: Judges, YMCA, Trials, Sexual Assault, Psychiatrists
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America plan to begin doing what critics argue they should have done decades ago — bring suspected abusers named in the organization's so-called perversion files to the attention of police departments...
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of a deadly series of stabbings in Michigan was mentally ill and couldn't resist the spell of "evil forces" that compelled him to attack people, a psychiatrist testified Thursday as attorneys tried to overcome...
Tags: Punishment, Psychiatrists, Murder, Health, Human Interest
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterDavid Clifton has played the waiting game, desperate for medications that would ease the effects of the bipolar disorder he's struggled with for years. He grows anxious and nervous. Adding to his distress, entire months pass before he can see a...
Tags: Mental Health, Family, Pharmaceuticals, Psychiatrists, Medicaid
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...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Dozens of states have slashed spending on mental health care over the last four years, driven by the recession's toll on revenue and, in some cases, a new zeal to shrink government. But that trend may be heading for a U-...
SOUTH BEND — A man charged with killing one son and torturing another will be evaluated by three court-ordered doctors as part of his effort to use an insanity defense. Today, St. Joseph County Superior Court Judge Jane Woodward Miller appointed...
Tags: Trials, Judges, Trials, Psychiatrists, Justice System
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