Mental Health

The Federal Communications Commission is setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline. Once it's implemented, people will just need to dial 988 to seek help, similar to calling 911 for emergencies or 311 for city services.
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Associated Press
December 12, 2019 - 6:41 pm
Federal regulators are setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline in order to make it easier to seek help and reduce the stigma associated with mental health.
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to a question in the spin room after a Democratic presidential primary debate, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
November 26, 2019 - 4:05 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris wants to double the number of mental health treatment beds available across the country and increase access to virtual mental health counseling. Harris will roll out her mental health platform Monday at a South Carolina event...
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elizabeth-howe
November 19, 2019 - 11:30 am
A lifeline that could save countless veteran lives is one step closer to finally happening. This week, the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed the FCC move forward with establishing 988 as the national suicide prevention and mental health services hotline. “This crisis is...
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Health Care
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Jennifer Bloodworth
November 04, 2019 - 12:35 pm
UnitedHealthcare fined $1 million after a state report found the company violated federal law that protects those with mental health disorders.
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FILE- In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, rescue personnel perform a search in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla. A year after Hurricane Michael, Bay County, Florida, is still in crisis. Thousands are homeless, medical care and housing are at a premium, and domestic violence is increasing. Michael was among the strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in the United States. This summer, county officials unveiled a blueprint to rebuild. Among their ideas: Use shipping containers and 3-D technology to build new houses and offer signing bonuses to lure new doctors. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
October 09, 2019 - 6:26 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A year after Hurricane Michael , the Florida county hardest hit by the Category 5 storm is still in crisis: Thousands in Bay County are homeless, medical care and housing are at a premium, domestic violence has become a problem and severely diminished mental health services are...
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October 05, 2019 - 12:54 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A homeless black man who was led by a rope by two white officers on horseback in a southeast Texas city said in an interview that he was overcome with shame after watching video of his arrest. Donald Neely told the Houston Chronicle that he wasn't embarrassed as he walked between the...
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In this April 22, 2019 photo, St. Paul Police Officer Alexander Graham is presented with an honorable mention award for Officer of the Year from St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell, left, and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter in St. Paul, Minn. Mayor Carter demanded an internal police investigation into the arrest of a 13-year-old black girl, after video showing her shrieking and struggling as two white, male officers try to handcuff her sparked an angry backlash on social media. One of the officers, Alexander Graham, is the subject of an internal affairs investigation, but it’s not clear if it’s related to the girl’s arrest, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)
October 04, 2019 - 3:01 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of a 13-year-old girl whose arrest by St. Paul, Minnesota, police sparked an angry backlash on social media says her daughter has a mental illness and that officers were overly aggressive in handling her. The woman says her daughter was "basically treated like an...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper
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Associated Press
September 26, 2019 - 9:13 pm
Military suicides surged this year to a record high among active duty troops
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Porcelain figures rest among the remains of a shattered house at the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in Freetown, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Friday Sept. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
September 16, 2019 - 7:52 am
HIGH ROCK, Bahamas (AP) — One woman and her husband huddled on top of a bedroom dresser for two days, surrounded by floodwaters. Another man sat in his wheelchair for nearly 48 hours in water up to his chest, alone in his home. A third rescued a friend who sat in shock when part of a building where...
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Replay: I'm Listening, Pittsburgh
Jeff Oravitz
September 13, 2019 - 10:20 am
Entercom Pittsburgh gathered experts in Western Pennsylvania to present: I’m Listening, Pittsburgh.
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