Each year, an estimated 2 million people suffering from mental illness are booked into county jails. In Kansas City, Missouri, like other places around the country, officials are looking for a better way to get those people the help they…
By PBS NewsHour, Frank Carlson
Family members and caregivers are often the ones on the front lines of mental illness: helping loved ones cope with a diagnosis, taking them to appointments and managing medications. Mark Lukach says his wife’s bipolar disorder consumed his life, until…
By PBS NewsHour
A Belgian study found doctoral students experience mental illness at 2.5 times the rate of other people with college degrees or those currently enrolled at university.
By Kristin Hugo
For C.J. Hardin, an Army veteran, dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder is an everyday feat. After years of pills and therapy failed to help his disorder, Hardin knew he needed an alternative. So he turned to a surprising substitute that's…
By Miles O'Brien
By Dan Cooney
Fisher, the actress, author and screenwriter, was perhaps as well known as an advocate for mental illness as she was for her iconic role as Princess Leia from "Star Wars." In the hours since her death, fans have shared a…
By PBS NewsHour
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill.
By Michael Ollove, Stateline
Across the country, a critical shortage of state psychiatric beds is forcing mentally ill patients with severe symptoms to be held in emergency rooms, hospitals and jails while they wait for a bed, sometimes for weeks.
Paton Blough has two labels he will have to bear for the rest of his life: “bipolar” and “convicted felon.” Having been arrested during his delusional episodes, Blough uses his experiences to help train police officers in crisis management when…
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