Supporters say the measure would give mentally capable terminally ills adults with six months or less to live the option to get a doctor’s help in ending their lives, if their suffering becomes unbearable.
The report released Wednesday said inmates with serious mental illness are kept in cells for the “vast majority” of each day.
A Lycoming County judge ruled that 25-year-old Graham Norby-Vardac is capable of assisting his defense despite a history of mental illness.
The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland.
Montgomery County’s one-year-old Mental Health Court has reached its capacity and the county’s top prosecutor hopes the county will agree to expand and help even more people received medical treatment and stay out of the count’s jail.
A growing number of bosses are encouraging employers to take ‘mental health days’ to help clear their minds or understand what is troubling them or causing stress.
Four years after the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office launched its crisis intervention training, more than half of the agency’s sworn officers and almost all of the county’s dispatchers and 911 call-takers have gone through the program.
A man who had just been cleared of any mental health issues by a hospital was shot and killed minutes later by a sheriff’s deputy during a mental crisis.
More than 100 would-be inmates have received mental health care instead of going to jail through a new diversion program that Fairfax County launched in January.
A British woman, who suffers from depression and anxiety, said that after a night out with friends, she took to Facebook to rant about people who misjudge those with mental illnesses and claim that they’re not really suffering.
A new study paints a grim picture of the lives of the 8.4 million Americans who are caring for an adult family member with mental illness.
ARLINGTON, Va. — As more law enforcement officers across Northern Virginia are trained to deescalate situations and better handle responses to calls related to people facing mental health crises, Loudoun County is set to open its…
WASHINGTON –Fairfax County is launching an aggressive effort to reduce the number of people with mental illness in local jails. The Diversion First initiative involves a multi-prong approach with adjustments and training to include police…
CHANTILLY, Va. — Dozens of Fairfax County police officers added iPods to their arsenal Monday, not as a new crime-fighting tool but to help them understand firsthand what living with a disorder of the mind…
Since the Newtown tragedy, the nation has looked
for ways to help the mentally ill receive
treatment, and a hearing this week on Capitol
Hill explored options to improve access.
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