A proposed class-action lawsuit filed in Ontario on Friday that alleges the federal government fails to provide adequate care to mentally ill prisoners, relying too heavily on solitary confinement and not giving proper medications.
Mubarak Bala, a 29-year old chemical engineering graduate living in Nigeria, has been committed against his will to a psychiatric hospital in Kano state after he declared he didn't believe in God, much to the embarrassment of his family.
Prisons in the United States have become the nation's newest mental health asylums. Not only does the U.S. have the highest incarceration rate of any developing nation, at least half of these inmates have mental health problems.
Shermain Miles, 51, lived in Uptown and was a fixture and menace in Edgewater, another north side neighborhood. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday that Miles has finally been ordered to a mental health and substance abuse treatment program.
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A new report indicates that antipsychotic drugs have been administered to elderly patients in nursing homes in New York City. The drugs were used to pacify thousands of senior citizens even though many have no mental illnesses and may not need them.
A heart-wrenching video showing a Vancouver police officer appearing to shoot a mentally ill man as he crawls on his hands and knees has set off a new investigation, five years after Paul Boyd was killed.
The mentally ill of Hurricane Katrina continue to struggle with memories of the flood that devastated the Southeastern Coast of the United States just four years ago. Still some people found time to scoff.
Treatment for the mentally ill can be difficult when those who need medication or help refuse it. People who are depressed or suffer from schizophrenia can be candidates for ECT when they are considered to be at risk for harming themselves or others.
Last March Cincinnati police Officer Aaron Layton made a disgusting discovery as he searched Westside Health Care Center room by room for a suspect. The nursing home was in such disarray that Layton returned 16 days later armed with a search warrant.
According to an official with Iraq’s interior ministry, the government is taking measures to prevent suicide bombing attacks by attempting to round up all homeless and the mentally ill to keep them from being used by insurgents.
One of Ontario’s only long-term care facilities for the mentally ill is facing increased financial pressure to remain open. The Royal Ottawa Place, home to almost 100 residents, is demanding increased provincial funding as a means to survive.
Steven McCabe of Cincinnati stumbled upon an unbelievable scene when he encountered the naked woman carrying the tiny baby in her arms. She was walking down the middle of the road and claimed to be answering Satan's call. "He wants my baby."