| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:56 PM
On Friday, more than 20 law enforcement officials and military personnel graduated from a week-long class that focused on de-stigmatizing people with mental health issues. The graduates received their completion pins symbolizing they were now part of a...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 9:10 PM
I cannot write this the way I want. Doing so would invade the privacy of too many people. But I can’t be silent, either.
Last week, you see, President Barack Obama spoke before a conference of mental health advocates at the White House. It is...
| Jun 10, 2013
In the past few months, Yvonne Hysick, PACT peer specialist for the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board, has helped nine clients complete advance mental health directives. All have schizophrenia or schizo-affective disorder, she said. Within...
| Mar 22, 2013
— The unlikely meeting that took place Wednesday at the Virginia Beach Courthouse said a lot about Navy veteran Ted Olsen, both the good and the bad.
In November, Olsen, 38, landed in jail after being accused of a vandalism spree in his Virginia...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:17 PM
I have obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD.
I suffer from mainly obsessive OCD, which is characterized by repetitive intrusive thoughts. The symptoms of a person with the purely obsessive form of OCD are very different from those associated with...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Brian James Moudry was just 14 and had been in and out of psychiatric care when he began doodling Nazi drawings and discussing white pride in letters to his physically abusive father, according to court records.
Diagnosed with severe schizophrenia...
| May 24, 2013
| 5:03 PM
One in four individuals will experience mental illness in their lifetime.
Nearly 30 years ago, A. Kenneth Wuertenberg suffered his own bout with mental illness.
“I had a break from reality,” he said. “My behavior became more erratic...
| May 17, 2013
| 1:06 PM
More than a month after the shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn., mental health professionals stated that psychological disorders often emerge before people enter high school; however, only a small percentage of students ever receives necessary intervention...
| May 11, 2013
| 8:21 PM
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, WASH. — The court-martial of Army Sgt. John Russell concluded Saturday with a military judge asked to decide whether the 14-year Army veteran was deluded by depression and despair as he shot five fellow service members in...
| May 5, 2013
| 4:14 PM
On April 29, Wanda Yvonne Parks buried her oldest son, Jason Daniel Tully, 25. Tully had struggled with mental illness since age 11, when he was first diagnosed with severe depression. He was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder and finally...
| May 6, 2013
When Chris Marciano was 4 years old, he would have a blistering tantrum whenever music came on the radio. By the second grade, his teacher described him as "not with us." At age 11, he was kicked out of school.
"The pediatrician said he was just...
| May 5, 2013
| 9:13 PM
Lois Knoke and Sandy Peterson, both of Huron, will be the featured speakers at "In Our Own Voice," a program focused on mental illness, 7 p.m. Thursday at Avera St. Luke's Education Center, 709 Sixth Ave. S.E.
The presentation, free and open to the...