mental illness

Cops 'Not Guilty' In Beating, Tasering Death Of Mentally Ill Homeless Man
Two former Fullerton, California, cops charged with killing a schizophrenic homeless man, Kelly Thomas, in 2011 were found not guilty of all charges today. Kelly Thomas' father, Ron Thomas, told the Los Angeles Times he is "stunned" by the verdict. Read more...
U.S. Lobotomized 2,000 Veterans
“They got the notion they were going to come to give me a lobotomy,” says Mr. Tritz, a World War II bomber pilot. “To hell with them.” Read more...
Aaron Alexis, the man accused of killing 13 people and wounding at least eight at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, had received treatment for serious mental illness, including "hearing voices," according to a report Tuesday morning from the Associated Press. Read more...
New York Promised Help For Mentally Ill Inmates – But Still Sticks Many In Solitary
In New York, inmates diagnosed with “serious” disorders should be protected from solitary confinement. But since that policy began, the number of inmates diagnosed with such disorders has dropped. Read more...
Watch: Evan Viera's award-winning "Caldera" is an animated short film that explores the ambiguous reality inhabited by people experiencing psychosis, through the tale of a young girl suffering from mental illness. Read more...

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While he works on launching a U.S. senatorial run in Massachusetts, Fox’s “Medical A-Team” psychiatrist, Keith Ablow, has his platform on the “fair and balanced” network to promote his candidacy. So this morning, when he visited Fox & Read more...
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and conservative columnist George Will told a Sunday panel on ABC News that gun violence in the United States was caused by mental illness, video games, violence in the media and even "unparented" boys from single-parent Read more...
Update: With today's shooting in Newtown, Conn., this article, first published July 24, 2012, unfortunately seems relevant again. Read more...
A community is demanding answers surrounding the shooting of a Saginaw homeless man. Milton Hall was well-known in Saginaw, Michigan, according to his family, the same city where his mother and other family members live. He was also Read more...
We've had an unusual spike in gun fatalities here in Peacenik Seattle this spring -- nineteen since January, compared to only three such deaths at the same time a year ago. Everyone is trying to figure out why. And after yesterday, it's not just Read more...