Jasmin Pierre was 18 when she tried to end her life, overdosing on whatever pills she could find. Diagnosed with depression and anxiety, she survived two more attempts at suicide, which felt like the only way to stop her pain.
By Sophia Tareen, Associated Press
The United States ranks as one of the most dangerous developed nations to become pregnant and give birth, especially for women of color -- and data shows the life-threatening risk doesn’t end once mom and baby have left the hospital.
By Laura Santhanam
A new film tells the magic and tragic story of Hollywood darling Judy Garland. Directed by Rupert Goold and starring Renee Zellweger in a comeback performance, “Judy” follows the legendary entertainer in the final year of a life that saw…
By Jeffrey Brown
When accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide in a New York jail, some of his alleged victims reacted with outrage that he had robbed them of the chance to face him in court. But more than a dozen…
By Michael Balsamo, Larry Neumeister, Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
Jeffrey Epstein's prison death has been ruled a suicide by hanging, the medical examiner's office said Friday.
By Michael Sisak, Jim Mustian, Associated Press
The deaths have come despite the department's mounting efforts to encourage officers to seek help for depression and other mental health problems. After two officers killed themselves on back-to-back days in June, Police Commissioner James O'Neill sent a note reminding…
By Jim Mustian, Michael Sisak, Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
The announcement came amid mounting evidence that the chronically understaffed Metropolitan Correctional Center may have bungled its responsibility to keep the 66-year-old Epstein from harming himself while he awaited trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls.
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently launched a major expansion aimed to improve veteran health care by opening up access to private doctors. But critics say the program offloads government responsibility to the private sector. Judy Woodruff sits down with…
By Milwaukee PBS
A new documentary produced by our colleagues at Milwaukee PBS in collaboration with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel follows four young people from Wisconsin who are navigating mental health challenges. They’ve endured assault, bullying, incarceration and discrimination, and in some cases…
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