| Aug 11, 2013
| 8:09 PM
Over three days in April, Jacob Nodarse spent almost 10 hours in a DuPage County courtroom answering questions about the troubled path that had led him to commit a triple murder in a Darien neighborhood in 2010.
Nodarse's methodical testimony provided...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:39 AM
BEIRUT -- Taking a definitive stance on a topic that remains extremely sensitive in the Arab world, the Lebanese Psychiatric Society declared this week that homosexuality is not a mental illness and does not merit “reparative therapy.”...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 12:00 PM
There is little in Andy's appearance or manner that offers a clue as to what he's been through. The arrests, the jailhouse beatings, the commitments. He's soft-spoken and unassuming, so much so that the story of his life doesn't seem to go with the man...
| 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 6, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Did the public really need to know prof's awful secret from the 1960s? Friday's print column, below, revises and expands upon an earlier blog post, comments about which are the first to appear below On the morning of July 8,......
| Aug 9, 2013
On the morning of July 8, a psychology professor and department chair at a small Midwestern university received an email signed "Ann Marie Ludlow."
She wrote that she was planning to continue her long-abandoned undergraduate course work in psychology...
| Jul 3, 2013
Six to seven years in the making, Imperial County Behavioral Health Services is ready to move forward with changes to how it targets and treats mental illness in the community.
The county Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a reorganization...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:34 PM
A 37-year-old San Diego woman was sentenced Monday to 15 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the drowning of her autistic son. "I hate you with all my heart and soul," Duane Corby told......
| May 17, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Go to a busy street in your community and count the next 25 adolescents who walk, bike, skateboard, stroll or saunter past. Odds are that two of those 25 kids (8.3% to be exact) would own up to having experienced 14 or more days in the last month that...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Rep. Gayle Harrell, R-Stuart, chair of the House Healthy Families Subcommittee, is looking for recommendations to improve the mental health system in order to better prevent tragedies such as the shootings in Colorado and Connecticut...
| May 18, 2013
| 12:12 PM
When people think of gun violence, they typically think of a masked robber or a disturbed young man with an assault rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
In truth, the most common victim of fatal gun violence is a distraught man who, alone in a...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 12:54 PM
This post has been updated. See the note at the bottom for details. California authorities have a backlog of 19,784 people who own firearms but are prohibited from doing so because of criminal records or mental illness and therefore must......