Mental health

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LGBTQ mental health gets Biden push amid Red State attacks

LGBTQ suicide prevention efforts come in line with Biden administration funding boost as conservative state lawmakers launch legislative and policy attacks that health experts say undermine gay mental health and transgender people. The Department of Health and Social Services distributed nearly $110 million in October and November for Vibrant Emotional Health non-profit to increase the …

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Quieauna Wilson is suing Detroit police in the fatal shooting of her 20-year-old son, Porter Burks, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia.  Police say five officers fired 38 shots in three seconds at Burks after he lunged at them with a knife on Oct. 2, 2022. Video edited from body camera footage of a Crisis Response Officer shows that Burks was well away from the officers when he was shot.

America has a mental health crisis. Jail is not the answer.

When Porter Burks began to experience a mental health crisis on October 2, his family called 911 in hopes of receiving help for the 20-year-old who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Instead, five Detroit police officers arrived at the home, where they fired 38 rounds at Burks, killing him and leaving his family forever shattered. …

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Woman accuses Sacramento congressman of sexually harassing her during mental health crisis

Woman accuses Sacramento congressman of sexually harassing her during mental health crisis

A 21-year-old woman claims she was sexually harassed by a deputy while she was going through a serious mental health crisis, according to a million-dollar lawsuit filed Tuesday against the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. The complaint does not identify the woman, referring to her only as “Jane Doe” to protect her privacy. He identifies the …

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Surprisingly good news about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Surprisingly good news about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Newswise – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – a debilitating chronic lung disease that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis – has previously been linked to mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety and mental illness. substance use. But a new study by researchers at the University of Toronto found that while adults without the disease …

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Deputy who killed teen's family was in police custody in 2016

Deputy who killed teen’s family was in police custody in 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia sheriff’s deputy who killed the family members of a 15-year-old California girl he tried to sexually extort online was arrested in 2016 for a psychiatric evaluation following to death threats for him and his father, years before joining law enforcement, according to a police report. This raises new questions …

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The Tinley Park District has ambitious plans for the mental health center grounds, including the domed football pitch, as it competes with the village

The Tinley Park District has ambitious plans for the mental health center grounds, including the domed football pitch, as it competes with the village

Multiple multi-purpose sports pitches, a domed regulation-sized football pitch and a stadium with a running track are among the ideas the Tinley Park District is proposing as it considers buying and redeveloping a state-owned property. Tinley Park officials are also keen to acquire. The Park District released draft plans on Wednesday for the 280-acre site, …

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Mental health issue missed when police hired man who later killed 3 people in Riverside

Mental health issue missed when police hired man who later killed 3 people in Riverside

Virginia State Police officials on Wednesday (Dec. 7) admitted to botching the background check that allowed Austin Lee Edwards, the man who killed three members of a Riverside family in November, to enter the agency academy in 2021. Edwards was taken for a mental health assessment in 2016 after cutting himself, biting his father and …

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How a focus on mental health and culture is helping this healthcare organization

How a focus on mental health and culture is helping this healthcare organization

While the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered business transformations across all sectors, one of those most immediately affected at the onset of the crisis was the healthcare sector. It’s a reality that Cardinal Health has seen firsthand: with offerings that include home care services, community health centers, medical and laboratory product manufacturing, pharmaceutical distribution, healthcare system …

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Xbox partners with Calm to prioritize gamers' mental health

Xbox partners with Calm to prioritize gamers’ mental health

Video games can be a great stress reliever, and many of us need all the help we can get, especially during the holiday season. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for mental health, so it’s important to have more options available to combat stress before it becomes a chronic problem. A new program from Xbox launching …

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