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Sedgwick County looking at strategic plan from Mental Health Coalition
Steve & Ted mornings
March 03, 2020 - 8:26 am
Steve and Ted get their weekly update from Sedgwick County Commissioner Pete Meitzner. We talk mental health, coronavirus, and the river corridor.
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KNSS News
February 29, 2020 - 10:14 am
Suicide rates have increased in Kansas. We have some of the sobering stats concerning this trend.
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KNSS News
December 29, 2019 - 11:17 am
A bipartisan group of Kansas lawmakers is proposing a measure aimed at making sure that health insurance companies don't skirt a state law for ensuring that they cover mental health services. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Democratic state Sen. Tom Holland of Baldwin City and Republican...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, a man uses a cell phone in New Orleans. The Federal Communications Commission is setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline. Once it's implemented, people will just need to dial 988 to seek help, similar to calling 911 for emergencies or 311 for city services. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
KNSS News
December 12, 2019 - 10:16 am
New York (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline. Once it's implemented, people will just need to dial 988 to seek help, similar to calling 911 for emergencies or 311 for city services. Currently, the National Suicide...
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Ted Woodward
October 14, 2019 - 2:05 pm
A homeless woman and man were shot in downtown Wichita, leading police to arrest another homeless person, 45-year-old Dexter Solomon. At about 8:00 a.m. Sunday, a bicyclist found a 33-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man lying on the sidewalk, suffering from gunshot wounds near Broadway & Lewis...
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Ted Woodward
September 06, 2019 - 1:42 pm
Gunfire not far from downtown Wichita, east of Kellogg & Washington. At about 8:45 p.m. Thursday, police were called to Lewis & Pattie to the report of a suspicious character with a weapon. Police encountered 48-year-old Kerry Ordway. They say was having a "mental-health crisis"; he was...
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Ted Woodward
August 28, 2019 - 2:02 pm
Twice on Tuesday, Wichita police were called by family-members to respond to the scene of a man experiencing what was called a "mental-health crisis." The initial encounter was late Tuesday morning at a home in the 1100 block of N. Amidon, alongside Sim Park Golf Course in the Riverside...
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June 22, 2019 - 8:20 pm
The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry, pleading and desperate. She'd called every day that past week, begging for help. I need my medicine, she demanded. I have to get out of here! she screamed. Fillmore was in the Duchesne County Jail on a charge of...
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FILE - In a Aug. 20, 2016 file photo, Brian Wilson performs at Elmwood Park Amphitheater in Roanoke, Va. Brian Wilson has postponed his upcoming June 2019 tour due to mental health concerns. The Beach Boys singer said in a statement Thursday, June 6, 2019 that he postponed the Pet Sounds and Greatest Hits Live tour after a recent surgery caused him to feel “mentally insecure.”. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP, File)
June 06, 2019 - 3:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson has postponed his June tour over mental health concerns. Wilson, 76, said in a statement Thursday that he postponed the Pet Sounds and Greatest Hits Live tour after a recent surgery caused him to feel "mentally insecure." The singer says he's dealt...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2016, file photo, San Francisco police officers wait while homeless people collect their belongings in San Francisco. San Francisco supervisors consider legislation Tuesday, June 4, 2019, allowing the city to force mentally ill drug addicts into housing and treatment for up to a year. Mayor London Breed says it's inhumane to let addicts languish on the streets, but homeless advocates say the measure is extreme and a violation of civil rights. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
June 04, 2019 - 8:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials decided Tuesday to force some people with serious mental illness and drug addiction into treatment, even if it goes against the spirit of a city known for its fierce protection of civil rights. Several members of the Board of Supervisors voiced deep...
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