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Montana State Prison sued over treatment of mentally ill

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Tigers refuse to eat man who offers himself as food

A 27-year old mentally disturbed Chinese man is fortunate two white Bengal tigers in a zoo enclosure had already been fed the day he decided to offer himself as food.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Mentally ill people 'hit hard by recession'

The economic recession across Europe has had a major impact on people who suffer from mental health issues, according to research from King's College London.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Op-Ed: Chicago woman arrested 396 times — US justice system fails

Chicago - 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.

New concern about antipsychotic drug misuse in nursing homes

New York - 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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

B.C. cop shoots and kills mentally ill man while he crawls

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.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 7 comments

Video of CA cops beating homeless man to death shown in court

Almost a year ago, 2 California police officers beat a 37-year-old homeless man, Kelly Thomas to death. Now video footage of the brutal attack has been revealed in court.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 20 comments

Man targeting mentally ill in Toronto's west side

Toronto - A man appears to be targeting people with mental health issues in Toronto's west end area in the Queen Street West and Lansdowne Avenue.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Katrina Anniversary Affects Mentally Ill, Event a Joke for Others

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.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 6 comments

Mother who placed child in oven not guilty by reason of insanity

In January a mother of five children called the police to ask them to come and get her. In the call to 911 she said she was harming her children.
In the Media by Cynthia Trowbridge - 4 comments
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