In the 1980s, around the time of the massive deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill, I was working toward my degree in clinical psychology by training at a psychiatric hospital in Washington, D.C. One sweet, diminutive, elderly patient sometimes wandered the halls. She had been committed…
Spring, with its longer days, blooming flowers and rising temperatures might seem like a time of peak happiness, but some studies indicate that suicides are more common in the spring and summer months than in December. Researchers don't know why they're higher in these seasons, but they say …
Bells will ring out at 10:10 this morning to mark the moment three years ago when a young man with a well-known history of mental illness, who nonetheless was able to purchase a gun and accessories to make it more lethally efficient, opened fire. In a matter of seconds he murdered six people…
Gun-control talk may have waned recently, but one local elected official is determined to bring it back to the forefront to start 2014.
A man accused of killing his former girlfriend’s infant child will undergo a mental-health evaluation to determine his competency.
I commend the Star for reprinting the Washington Post editorial on the need for research on accidental firearm deaths of children (“Info vital on scope of gun accidents involving kids,” Dec. 3).
A north-side man, reported to be suicidal, was shot and killed Monday by a sheriff’s deputy.
Very few people have someone close to them commit suicide. Even fewer still have the misfortune to find the victim.
DEAR ABBY: I have been married to my best friend, “Blake,” for two years. A year ago he started having panic attacks, so I made an appointment for him with his doctor. After checking him for everything, including heart failure, the doctor diagnosed him with anxiety.
In 2008 the U.S. House of Representatives declared July National Minority Health Awareness Month in honor of Bebe Moore Campbell, a leading African American writer of the 20th century, who died in 1996.
Shortly after Los Angeles was terrorized by disgruntled ex-police officer Christopher Dorner, Pima County sheriff's deputies reckoned with a situation with frightening similarities.
PHOENIX - Hoping to encourage people to get the treatment they need, state lawmakers gave final approval Monday to repealing outdated state laws referring to the mentally ill as "idiots."
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:
People call newsrooms to share. A complaint about a story, a compliment, a question on anything from "why doesn't my TV show the game?" to "why won't Politician X call me back?"
PHOENIX - State lawmakers want to make it easier for police to lock up people they believe may be dangerously mentally ill. But at least one legislator fears the proposal could also sweep up those who are just a bit odd.
Pima County has a new website that lists resources for people who want help with behavioral- and mental-health issues for themselves or others.
PHOENIX - Parting ways with some other Republicans, Gov. Jan Brewer said Thursday that she does not want armed teachers, principals or volunteers in public schools.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southern Arizona is one of several local organizations promoting public awareness about resources for those living with mental illness.