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Audit finds wards stranded in shelters, psych hospitals
CHICAGO (AP) - A state audit finds children in the care of Illinois' welfare system are being housed in psychiatric hospitals and shelters hundreds of days longer than necessary because of the difficulty of finding placements in foster care. The review of the Department of Children and Family Services was ...
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Rising homelessness and lack of psychiatric care beds are cited in surge of mental competency cases
A lack of psychiatric care beds and rising homelessness are fueling a dramatic increase in mental competency cases in Los Angeles County, a new study has found. The county launched a review after The Times reported on a surge in the number of competency cases in Los Angeles’ mental health court over...
593 points by Los Angeles Times | Mental disorder Psychiatry Mental health Psychology Schizophrenia Psychiatric medication Cross-cultural psychiatry Psychiatric hospital
DCFS wards languish in psych hospitals, shelters, detention: audit
Children in the state's welfare system are being warehoused in psychiatric hospitals and emergency shelters hundreds of days longer than they should be in many cases because the agency does not have a place for them, a new report found. The highly critical review of Illinois' Department of Children...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Psychiatric hospital Hospital Foster care Psychiatry Mental disorder Institutionalization Anti-psychiatry Involuntary commitment
Las Vegas judge hears over 300 petitions a week for mental health commitments in Clark County
According to Nevada Revised Statute 433A, there are three ways to be admitted to a mental health facility or hospital in Clark County. Potential patients can seek help voluntarily, or a petition to commit an individual — a Legal 2000 — can be made in an emergency situation by a physician, psychologist, social worker, registered nurse or by any officer authorized to make arrests in Nevada.
7 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Psychiatry Mental disorder Psychiatric hospital Mental health Medicine Involuntary commitment Psychology Police
Vote on hospital contract approved
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Executive Council has approved a three-year, $36 million contract to Dartmouth-Hitchcock for psychiatric hospitals to the state, including at the state hospital. New Hampshire Public Radio reports ( Wednesday's vote came as an independent investigation gets underway concerning a former patient's suicide. The patient ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New Hampshire Hospital Psychiatric hospital Psychiatry Patient New England Manchester New Hampshire Involuntary commitment
Competency evaluation done for deputy slaying suspect
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy at a gas station last year is set to return to court following the completion of a competency evaluation after his stay at a state mental hospital. Court records show that a sealed competency evaluation of Shannon ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Mental disorder Psychiatric hospital United States Texas Hospital Sheriff Psychiatry Kenneth L. Curtis
Accused Goforth killer returning to Houston after stint in mental hospital
The man accused of killing Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth in August 2015 is returning to Houston after a stint in a north Texas mental hospital. Shannon Miles, 31, was arrested shortly after Goforth's murder in northwest Harris County but ultimately found incompetent to stand trial and sent to a North Texas State Hospital in Vernon for treatment earlier this year.
30 points by The Houston Chronicle | United States Sheriff Warrant Psychiatric hospital Arrest Constable Competence Hospital
Maryland man charged with arson in Massachusetts sent for competency evaluation
A Maryland man charged with setting five fires in a Massachusetts city has been sent to a psychiatric facility for a mental health evaluation. Mardell Davis was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in connection with the fires at apartments and homes in Springfield, all set within a roughly 12-hour...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Psychiatric hospital Mental disorder Massachusetts
Rewind: Interrogating A Torturer
In 2009 People & Power followed a dramatic meeting between an Argentinean torture victim and his former interrogator.
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Rotterdam Film Review: ‘Filthy’
This powerfully disturbing drama about a high schooler raped by her math teacher loses its way as the narrative feels increasingly forced.
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Ohio to open 1st longer-term mental illness care facility
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - A groundbreaking is planned this spring for the first residential rehabilitation center in Ohio to provider longer-term care for patients released from psychiatric hospitals. The $2 million Adam-Amanda Mental Health Rehabilitation Center in Athens will serve as a "step-down" facility for patients from Athens' nearby state ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Hospital Psychiatric hospital Psychiatry Mental disorder Columbus Ohio Health care Health insurance Mental health
Norristown State Hospital closure troubles families

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Psychiatric hospital Mental disorder Montgomery County Pennsylvania Hospital Psychiatry Executive director Disability Pennsylvania
Film Review: ‘Eloise’
Chase Crawford and Eliza Dushku are the chief unfortunates trapped in a long-shuttered looney bin that malevolently “comes alive again" in this scare-deprived frightfest.
15 points by Variety | History of psychiatric institutions Psychiatric hospital Eliza Dushku The Way Things Work
State seeks proposals to privately operate mental hospital
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas agency is seeking proposals from private contractors to run a troubled state mental hospital that lost its federal certification a year ago over safety issues. The Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services issued a request for proposals on Monday to run Osawatomie State ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Hospital Psychiatric hospital Kansas Mental disorder U.S. state
Judge to reconsider Colorado clinic shooter's competency
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A judge is set to reconsider whether a man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic is competent to continue his court case. Judge Gilbert Martinez on Thursday will review whether Robert Dear's mental health has improved to the point where ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Mental disorder Psychiatric hospital Colorado Psychiatry Arizona Hospital Colorado River Front Range Urban Corridor
$2.8M grant will allow mental health treatment at home for Baltimore patients
Behavioral Health System Baltimore has received a $2.8 million grant to launch a pilot program that would allow those with serious mental health problems to get mandatory outpatient treatment rather than be committed to a mental hospital. The four-year grant awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Mental disorder Psychiatric hospital Psychiatry Medicine Hospital Mental health Illness Psychology
Kansas hospital worker sets boss on fire, cuts her with scissors
Clifford Currie tried stabbing Katie Ann Blanchard to death during the brutal attack on Sept. 7 that left his supervisor “severely injured.”
-1 points by Daily News | Psychiatric hospital United States Army Burn Physician Hospital Military Federal Bureau of Investigation Scissors
2nd girl pleads insanity in Slender Man case
A second girl accused of plotting to kill a sixth-grade classmate in the Slender Man stabbing case pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect Friday in a Wisconsin court.         
15 points by Arizona Republic | Youth detention center Mental disorder Psychiatry Judge Circuit court Defendant Plaintiff Psychiatric hospital
2nd girl pleads insanity in Slender Man stabbing case
A second girl accused of plotting to kill a sixth-grade classmate in the Slender Man stabbing case pleaded not guilty by reason of mental di...       
15 points by USA Today | Youth detention center Mental disorder Psychiatry Judge Circuit court Defendant Plaintiff Psychiatric hospital