Mental Health Issues
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2 months ago

Number of homeless people with mental illness grew slightly in recent years: Analysis

There has not been a significant overall rise in the number of people experiencing homelessness over the past decade, according to a new ABC News analysis.
2 months ago
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 28: People are gathered at a homeless encampment in the Skid Row community on September 28, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. State and local lawmakers, both Republicans and Democrats, are seeking to overturn lower court decisions which currently block their power to clear encampments with unhoused people. Dozens of leaders, many from Western states including California, have turned to the Supreme Court to overturn the rulings. Skid Row is home to thousands of people who either live on the streets or in shelters. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
2 months ago

Former basketball player uses his story to help others talk about mental health

Kaleb Joseph manifested his childhood dreams when he accepted an offer to play basketball at Syracuse University. But he says he struggled with his mental health and fell into an addiction.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Former basketball player uses his story to help others talk about mental health
8 months ago

Why experts say some unhoused people are unfairly assumed to be dangerous

While high-profile incidents draw attention, they may create a false impression that homeless people are significantly more dangerous than others, experts say.
8 months ago
A homeless encampment stands in front of a city water and power building in the Skid Row community on Sept. 28, 2023, in Los Angeles.
8 months ago

City to boost clubhouse services as better mental health treatment

New York City's health officials are going to provide $30 million to clubhouses, which provide people with mental health problems peer support and services.
8 months ago
New York City Mayor Eric Adams tours a Fountain House mental health clubhouse, July 18, 2022.
8 months ago

Parents describe caring for a child with mental health struggles

Data shows parents are struggling with mental health at nearly the same rate as teens.
8 months ago
Michelle Gonzales-Reed is pictured with her son Dajon, who later died in 2019 at the age of 24.
9 months ago

Mom whose daughter died by suicide says parents need to talk with their kids

Brittany Tichenor says her daughter died by suicide after being bullied at school.
9 months ago
Brittany Tichenor-Cox holds a photo of her daughter, Isabella "Izzy" Tichenor, during an interview on Nov. 29, 2021, in Draper, Utah.
10 months ago

Not enough moms seek help for postpartum depression. Will the new pill help?

Barriers to postpartum depression treatment include stigma, education and screening.
10 months ago
1 year ago

Experts sound alarm on rising rates of eating disorders

Researchers suggest that social media content related to beauty or appearance may be linked to disordered eating in young people.
1 year ago
VIDEO:  Experts sound alarm on rising rates of eating disorders
1 year ago

'Epidemic of loneliness and isolation' has US Surgeon General calling for action

The U.S. Surgeon General released an advisory calling attention to the public health crisis of loneliness, isolation, and lack of connection in the United States.
1 year ago
Vivek Murthy, US surgeon general, during a virtual meeting with President Joe Biden and baby formula manufacturers in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, June 1, 2022.
1 year ago

One-third of teen girls in US seriously considered attempting suicide in 2021: CDC

A new report from the CDC Thursday found the percentage of U.S. teen girls seriously considering suicide rose from 2019 to nearly one-third in 2021.
1 year ago
This undated stock photo shows a young woman sitting alone on a step with her head down.
1 year ago

Suspect in Brooklyn U-Haul incident was having 'a mental health crisis': Police

A U-Haul driver was “suffering from a mental health crisis” and was off his medication when he allegedly hit nine people in Brooklyn on Monday, police said.
1 year ago
A U-Haul driver is in custody after allegedly striking pedestrians in the Brooklyn, New York on Feb. 13, 2023.
2 years ago

“No Barriers” helps people with mental and physical difficulties achieve their goals

The Colorado-based nonprofit No Barriers helps people with mental and physical difficulties like Melissa Simpson achieve their goals. In her case, it is climbing a peak in the Rocky Mountains.
2 years ago
VIDEO: “No Barriers” helps people with mental and physical difficulties achieve their goals
2 years ago

'American Beauty' actress Mena Suvari opens up about postpartum depression

The actress hopes that her honesty will make other mothers feel less alone.
2 years ago
Mena Suvari arrives for the Red Carpet event celebrating 100 episodes of FX's "American Horror Story" in Los Angeles, Oct. 26, 2019.
2 years ago

Yale sued for alleged discrimination against students with mental health disabilities

A group of Yale students and alumni filed a lawsuit against the school Wednesday, alleging the school discriminates against students with mental health disabilities.
2 years ago
A person walks by a Yale sign on the Yale University campus, Aug. 22, 2021, in New Haven, Conn.
2 years ago

Bill backs up new 988 suicide prevention line with funding

Members of Congress and activists gathered Thursday to introduce the 988 Implementation Act, which aims to help states fund their mental health crisis systems.
2 years ago
Rep. Tony Cardenas at the Capitol in Washington, DC, July 15, 2019.
2 years ago

New 988 number launches for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The lifeline has been in operation as a ten-digit number (1-800-273-TALK) since 2005 and that number will continue to route callers to 988.
2 years ago
The lifeline has been in operation as a ten-digit number (1-800-273-TALK) since 2005 and that number will continue to route callers to 988.
2 years ago

New National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number needs state-level commitment: Becerra

Many states not ready for launch of National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
2 years ago
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra speaks about actions the Biden administration plans to take in response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, June 28, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
2 years ago

Surgeon general says kids need to be part of solution amid youth mental health crisis

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is participating in a two-day conference called the Youth Mental Wellness Now! Summit, hosted by The California Endowment.
2 years ago
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy delivers remarks after a shipment of infant formula, sent in through Operation Fly Formula, arrived at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, on May 25, 2022.
2 years ago

Where bipartisan efforts on mental health legislation stand after Texas shooting

Lawmakers began work on comprehensive mental health legislation after the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for improved care.
2 years ago
In this Feb. 8, 2022, file photo, from right, Chairman Ron Wyden, Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, Sen. Chuck Grassley, and Ranking member Sen. Mike Crapo, talk before the Senate Finance Committee hearing titled Protecting Youth Mental Health: Part I - An Advisory and Call to Action.
2 years ago

Teen girls had increased risk of developing eating disorders during pandemic: CDC

There was also a rise in tic disorders among teen girls during COVID-19.
2 years ago
2 years ago

Policing in America and mental health

More than 1,000 people have been killed in police-involved shootings across America in the past year, how do these shootings effect mental health?
2 years ago
VIDEO: Policing in America and mental health