mental health

March 05, 2019 - 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of mental illness. The nasal spray from Johnson & Johnson...
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March 01, 2019 - 4:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are trying to increase pressure on Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta over his handling of a secret plea deal with a wealthy financier accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. A group of House Democrats sent a letter to the attorney general on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, John Mayer gestures to the crowd during the tribute event Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Mayer is launching a foundation focused on improving the health of veterans through scientific research. The singer on Friday, March 1, 2019 announced The Heart and Armor Foundation, which plans to focus on veterans with post-traumatic stress and meeting the emerging needs of women veterans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
March 01, 2019 - 12:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — John Mayer is launching a foundation focused on improving the health of veterans through scientific research. The Grammy-winning singer on Friday announced The Heart and Armor Foundation, which plans to focus on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and meeting the emerging...
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February 12, 2019 - 11:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors already are supposed to screen new mothers for depression. Now they're also being urged to identify women at risk — because counseling could prevent depression from setting in. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued the recommendation Tuesday. Up to 1 in 7 women...
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In this Nov. 15, 2018 photo, students participate in a Youth Aware of Mental Health session at Uplift Hampton Preparatory School in Dallas. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center offers the program to schools to help educate students about mental health and suicide prevention. Part of the program includes the students participating in role-playing sessions to help them understand the issues being discussed. (AP Photo/Benny Snyder)
February 09, 2019 - 4:56 pm
DALLAS (AP) — In a scenario playing out in more and more classrooms around the world, a Dallas teenager recently asked her classmate if anything was wrong, noting that she hadn't been acting like herself. The brusque reply: "Just leave me alone." The ninth-graders at the Uplift Hampton Preparatory...
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Joie Henney, 65, hugs his emotional support alligator named Wally inside their home in York Haven, Pa. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Henney said he received approval from his doctor to use Wally as his emotional support animal after not wanting to go on medication for depression. (Heather Khalifa/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
January 26, 2019 - 1:10 pm
YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man says his emotional support alligator helps him deal with his depression. Joie Henney, 65, said his registered emotional support animal named Wally likes to snuggle and give hugs, despite being a 5-foot-long alligator. The York Haven man said he received...
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This undated photo provided by LaToya Holley shows Anton Black. Black's heart condition and mental illness were significant factors in his "sudden cardiac death" during a struggle with law enforcement officers on Maryland's Eastern Shore, according to an autopsy report. The report, signed Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, by the state's chief medical examiner, didn't satisfy concerns by Anton Black's family that police used excessive force on the 19-year-old before his Sept. 15 death in Caroline County. (LaToya Holley via AP)
January 24, 2019 - 8:19 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland prosecutor said Thursday he isn't asking a grand jury to consider criminal charges in the death of a black teenager who struggled with police officers, saying he can't prosecute "tragic acts." Caroline County State's Attorney Joseph Riley issued a five-page...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, Dennis Keeling, of Instant Services, measures for a broken window at an auto parts store following an earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska Seven weeks after the massive earthquake struck Alaska, the seemingly endless aftershocks are keeping many residents filled with anxiety. (AP Photo/Mike Dinneen, file)
January 19, 2019 - 4:43 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seven weeks after a massive earthquake rocked Alaska, aftershocks are still shattering 7-year-old Connor Cartwright's sense of safety. They shake the earth far less than the 7.0 magnitude quake that sent a mirror, TV and dishes crashing to the ground in the Anchorage home...
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January 16, 2019 - 11:36 am
DETROIT (AP) — A Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation before federal authorities learned that he was a U.S. citizen born in Michigan, lawyers said Wednesday. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, 27, lives in the Grand Rapids area. He was released on Dec...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 29, 2017 file photo, psychiatrist Dr. Lieve Thienpont poses during an interview with The Associated Press, in Ghent, Belgium, one of the few countries that allow for euthanasia. Europe's top human rights court has agreed to hear a case being brought against Belgium by a man whose mother was euthanized in 2012 for depression, the second case that implicates one of Belgium's leading euthanasia doctors. (AP Photo/Maria Cheng, file)
January 08, 2019 - 8:09 am
LONDON (AP) — Europe's top human rights court has agreed to hear a case being brought against Belgium by a man whose mother was euthanized in 2012 for depression, the second case that implicates one of Belgium's leading euthanasia doctors. In a statement Tuesday, lawyers for Tom Mortier said they...
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