mental health

March 29, 2018 - 7:06 am
(AP) -- The New Orleans Police Department is marking the graduation of its latest group of officers trained to recognize and deal with people who have mental health disorders. The group graduating Thursday is the ninth class to receive what is known as Crisis Intervention Team training. The...
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A woman, who declined to give her name, cries after placing flowers at a sign at the Veterans Home of California, the morning after a hostage situation in Yountville, Calif., on Saturday, March 10, 2018. A daylong siege at The Pathway Home ended Friday evening with the discovery of four bodies, including the gunman, identified as Albert Wong, a former Army rifleman who served a year in Afghanistan in 2011-2012. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
March 10, 2018 - 3:09 pm
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting at a California veterans center (all times local): 12:50 p.m. A psychologist who was killed by a former patient at a veterans treatment facility in California was seven months pregnant. Twenty-nine-year-old Jennifer Gonzales, a clinical...
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FILE--In this Jan. 16, 2013, file photo, assault weapons and hand guns are seen for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill. Recent mass shootings spurred Congress to try to improve the background check system used during gun purchases, but experts say the system is so fractured that federal legislation being considered in Washington D.C. will do little to help keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous people. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, file)
March 10, 2018 - 3:04 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Recent mass shootings have spurred Congress to try to improve the nation's gun background check system that has failed on numerous occasions to keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous people. The problem with the legislation, experts say, is that it only works if federal agencies...
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USA TODAY
February 18, 2018 - 1:03 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering from surgery at Emory University Hospital. Carter, 90, had surgery on Sunday to remove scar tissue from a portion of her small intestine, The Carter Center said in a statement. The surgery was successful. The scar tissue, the statement...
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February 16, 2018 - 2:50 pm
(WWL.com) - Debates are raging across the country about how to keep our schools safe in the wake of the Florida school shooting that left 17 dead. While much of the debate has centered on the weapon used, Louisiana Association of Educators President Deborah Meaux says schools need to be investing...
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President Donald Trump pauses as he arrives to speak about the mass shooting at a South Florida High School from the White House, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 15, 2018 - 6:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the nation united and grieving with "one heavy heart," President Donald Trump promised Thursday to tackle school safety and "the difficult issue of mental health" in response to the deadly shooting in Florida. He made no mention of the scourge of gun violence. Not always...
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David Blake
December 21, 2017 - 3:14 pm
As we get even deeper into the holiday season, the so called happiest time of the year can be full of disappointment, stress and even depression. Some experts say expectations are often way too high. UNO Psychology Professor Laura Scaramella offers some advice. How do you avoid feeling down around...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, a person uses a smart phone in Chicago. A new analysis suggests that increased social media use could be one factor contributing to a rise in teen suicide. (AP Photo)
November 14, 2017 - 4:43 am
CHICAGO (AP) — An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Suicide rates for teens rose between 2010 and 2015 after they had declined for nearly two decades, according to data from the federal...
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Newell Normand
November 08, 2017 - 9:06 pm
The Texas church shooter escaped from a mental hospital in 2012. If mental health issues are behind many of these mass shootings, what is the state of the mental health system? Where are the cracks in the foundation? Check out Newell Normand's HOT TAKES: As you look at this shooter, you can check...
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