Mental Health

FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks during a tour of a federal prison in Edgefield, S.C. Barr plans to promote a crime-fighting initiative Tuesday, Nov. 12 in New Mexico as the state struggles to curb some of the highest property and violent crimes rates in the nation. Barr is joining U.S. Marshal Service Director Donald Washington and other federal authorities in Albuquerque to announce the arrests of 300 fugitives suspected of violent crimes, according to the Justice Department. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
November 13, 2019 - 10:50 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr announced a new initiative Wednesday that would better enforce the U.S. gun background check system, coordinate state and federal gun cases and ensure prosecutors quickly update databases to show when a defendant can’t possess a firearm because of...
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In this photo taken Nov. 6, 2019, Trisha Preston, a paramedic, poses outside the headquarters of her employer, American Medical Response, in Portland, Ore. Preston was attacked in the back of her ambulance by a patient in a mental health crisis earlier this year and sustained bruising, bite marks and a concussion that left her with temporary double vision and headaches. Paramedics in Portland are undergoing mandatory training in defensive tactics after a rash of high-profile attacks against them as they respond to 911 calls for people in a mental health or drug-related crisis. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
November 11, 2019 - 2:34 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trisha Preston was transporting a patient in a mental health crisis in the back of her ambulance when suddenly the woman undid her seatbelt, jumped off the gurney and began attacking the veteran paramedic, punching her and pulling her hair. By the time Preston's partner...
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Mahud Villalaz, 42, of Milwaukee gestures to the second-degree burns on his face Saturday November 2, 2019 at a news conference one day after a man threw acid at him outside a restaurant on Milwaukee's south side. He is joined by, from left, state Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa, his sister, and Forward Latino leader Darryl Morin. (Sophie Carson/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
November 04, 2019 - 6:14 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police arrested a man suspected of throwing battery acid on a Hispanic man who says his attacker asked him, "Why did you come here and invade my country?" Police said Monday they arrested a 61-year-old white man suspected in Friday night's attack and were investigating...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, May 18, 2015, British main opposition Labour Party lawmaker Harriet Harman speaks during a press conference at their party headquarters in London. A British Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights said in a report issued Friday Nov. 1, 2019, many people with autism or learning disabilities are being detained in “horrific” conditions and is calling for an overhaul of the system, “This inquiry has shown with stark clarity the urgent change that is needed,” said the committee chair, Harriet Harman, in the statement. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
November 01, 2019 - 9:24 am
LONDON (AP) — A British Parliamentary committee says some young people with autism or learning disabilities are being detained under "horrific" conditions and has called for an urgent overhaul of the medical system overseeing their treatments. In a report issued Friday, the Joint Committee on Human...
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FILE- In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, rescue personnel perform a search in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla. A year after Hurricane Michael, Bay County, Florida, is still in crisis. Thousands are homeless, medical care and housing are at a premium, and domestic violence is increasing. Michael was among the strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in the United States. This summer, county officials unveiled a blueprint to rebuild. Among their ideas: Use shipping containers and 3-D technology to build new houses and offer signing bonuses to lure new doctors. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
October 09, 2019 - 5:26 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A year after Hurricane Michael , the Florida county hardest hit by the Category 5 storm is still in crisis: Thousands in Bay County are homeless, medical care and housing are at a premium, domestic violence has become a problem and severely diminished mental health services are...
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Porcelain figures rest among the remains of a shattered house at the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in Freetown, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Friday Sept. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
September 16, 2019 - 6:52 am
HIGH ROCK, Bahamas (AP) — One woman and her husband huddled on top of a bedroom dresser for two days, surrounded by floodwaters. Another man sat in his wheelchair for nearly 48 hours in water up to his chest, alone in his home. A third rescued a friend who sat in shock when part of a building where...
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ADDS PHOTOGRAPHERS NAME-This circa 2018 photo provided by Harvest Christian Fellowship shows Jarrid Wilson, who founded a Christian suicide outreach group in Southern California. Wilson, an associate pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship who founded "Anthem of Hope" with his wife to help people coping with depression and suicidal thoughts, died by suicide Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, said Greg Laurie, senior pastor of the church with campuses in Southern California and Hawaii. Wilson is survived by his wife Juli, two young sons and other family members. (Vitaly Manzuk/Harvest Christian Fellowship via AP)
September 11, 2019 - 4:43 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Jarrid Wilson, a Southern California pastor who with his wife founded the outreach group "Anthem of Hope" to help people coping with depression and suicidal thoughts, took his own life, a church official said. The 30-year-old Wilson, an associate pastor at the megachurch...
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A drilling rig can be seen behind the home of Seth Ator, the alleged gunman in a West Texas rampage Saturday, on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, near Odessa, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
September 03, 2019 - 5:35 pm
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — The gunman in a West Texas rampage that left seven dead obtained his AR-style rifle through a private sale, allowing him to evade a federal background check that blocked him from getting a gun in 2014 due to a "mental health issue," a law enforcement official told The...
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A man prays outside of the Medical Center Hospital Emergency room in Odessa, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, following a shooting at random in the area of Odessa and Midland. Several people were dead after a gunman who hijacked a postal service vehicle in West Texas shot more than 20 people, authorities said Saturday. The gunman was killed and a few law enforcement officers were among the injured. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American via AP)
August 31, 2019 - 9:23 pm
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — At least five people were dead in West Texas after a man who was stopped by state troopers when his vehicle failed to signal a left turn opened fire and fled, shooting more than 20 people before he was killed by officers outside a movie theater, authorities said Saturday. Three...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump, joined by student Carson Abt, right, and Julia Cordover, the student body president at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., left, bow their heads during the opening prayer of a listening session with high school students and teachers in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. When shots rang out at a high school in Parkland, Florida last year, leaving 17 people dead, Trump quickly turned his thoughts to the need for more mental institutions. When back-to-back mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, jolted the nation earlier this month, Trump again raised the need for “building new facilities” for the mentally ill as a way to prevent mass shootings. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 30, 2019 - 9:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When shots rang out last year at a high school in Parkland, Florida, leaving 17 people dead, President Donald Trump quickly turned his thoughts to creating more mental institutions. When back-to-back mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, jolted the nation earlier...
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