| Sep 14, 2013
| 10:00 AM
It's a short ride from L.A.'s skid row to Hollywood, but throw in a detour and a few bumps and the journey can take six months, as it did for my friend Nathaniel Ayers.
The Juilliard-trained musician had been ensconced in the same downtown apartment for...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Virginia author Pete Earley, father of an adult son with mental illness, gave an impassioned keynote speech on the second day of "Cross Systems Collaboration between Legal & Mental Health Partners," a conference sponsored by the Virginia Department of...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:20 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco city attorney on Tuesday filed a class action lawsuit against the state of Nevada on behalf of all California local governments where patients have allegedly been bused from a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital in recent...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:19 PM
In 1979, a man with a long history of mental illness robbed an Oakland department store and was sentenced to seven-years-to-life in prison. At the time, the average time behind bars on such a conviction was seven years.
Thirty-two years later, at age...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:38 PM
NILES-- The daughters of 50-year-old Bonnie Farrow say their mother is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic.. who also suffers from dementia.
The family says their mother meant no harm.
On Wednesday, Farrow was in Niles and saw the girl outside...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If you routinely hear voices, hallucinate, sink into suicidal depression or suffer inescapable torment, Los Angeles has a place for you.
The county jail.
On Monday, the jail held 3,200 inmates diagnosed with a mental illness and accused of a crime....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:40 PM
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Advocacy groups on Thursday filed a class-action federal lawsuit against Contra Costa County's juvenile hall, alleging that some youths with disabilities are being denied educational services and held in solitary confinement for 23...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:20 PM
A year ago, Bernard Belisle was in a bad way. Pain throbbed in his legs all day, every day, and he was angry and irritable much of the time.
Then, he enrolled in a novel study on preventing depression in older adults at the University of Pittsburgh...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Her husband had been emotionally unraveling for months; paranoid, delusional, his mind hijacked by stubborn mental illness and dangerous drugs.
So when Erik Lamberg left his family in Hermosa Beach and set out for Oregon — to get sober, he said...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:13 PM
As president of the Mental Health Association of Central Florida, Candy Crawford spends a lot of time trying to dispel the common myths about mental illness.
It's an uphill battle.
So when she tuned in her favorite national news anchor Thursday --...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:07 PM
WASHINGTON – The end of the Jackson family political dynasty arrived Wednesday as a Chicago power couple ready-made for the cameras learned the next few years of their lives will be spent taking turns in prison.
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Rick Warren, bestselling author and pastor of an evangelical mega church in Orange County, preached for the first time on Sunday after his son's suicide.
Matthew Warren, 27, shot himself in the head in April following a long struggle with mental...