mental health

Louis C.K. performs on stage at Comedy Central Night Of Too Many Stars at Beacon Theatre on February 28, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

Louis C.K. Shadows Mayor de Blasio At Mental Health Policy, Finance Meetings

Comedian Louis C.K. has apparently taken an interest in municipal matters, shadowing Mayor Bill de Blasio during meetings.

08/04/2015

Vitamin E could slow the progression of moderate Alzheimer's disease, a study found. (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Town To Employ ‘Care Trak’ To Locate Mental Health Patients Prone To Wandering

A north Jersey town is getting ready to roll out a way to keep tabs on any autistic or Alzheimer’s patients who are prone to wander off.

04/10/2015

Children with best friends are less stressed and less likely to be teased or bullied, studies find. (credit: CBS2)

Studies: Having A Best Friend Benefits Kids’ Mental Health

In a series of polls, parents of children who have best friends reported that their kids were less stressed and less likely to be teased or bullied.

03/09/2015

Experts say plants can be good for your mental and physical health during the winter months. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Struggling To Get Through The Cold Weather? Experts Say Get A Plant

Experts say the winter is the best time to reap the benefits of house plants, when the days are shorter and we’re cooped up inside.

12/19/2014

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How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever

Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.

12/08/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

City Jail Oversight Board Under Fire For Lack Of Minorities, Mental Illness Experts

A New York City civilian jail oversight board is being criticized for having no minorities or experts in mental illness.

09/19/2014

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Mother Aims To Open Up Dialogue About Mental Health After Losing Daughter

Robin Williams’ tragic suicide and the circumstances surrounding it are all too familiar for one Long Island mother who lost her daughter several years ago.

08/16/2014

Exercisers take part in cardiovascular training at a New York City gym. (Credit CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Regular Exercise Could Prevent Memory Loss

For many people the biggest fears associated with aging are memory loss, Alzheimer’s, and dementia.

04/02/2014

FILE - Vice President Joe Biden (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

1 Year After Newtown School Shooting, Biden To Boost Mental Health Services

The Obama administration has made mental health a focus of efforts to reduce gun violence. Relatives of the victims will be at the White House for the announcement Tuesday.

12/10/2013

Crown Heights Mentally Ill Housing Site

Crown Heights Residents Decry Planned Mental Health Housing On Block

Controversy has erupted in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where a local nonprofit plans to build a facility that will predominantly house people who are mentally ill.

09/30/2013

Sandy's damage in the Mantoloking/Avon-By-The-Sea area is seen from Chopper 880 - Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

NJ Agency Launches ‘Hope And Healing’ Ad Campaign Aimed At Sandy Victims

About 200 counselors from New Jersey Hope and Healing Helpline have given emotional support to 300,000 callers since Sandy hit 11 months ago.

09/25/2013

Former President Bill Clintonspeaks with President Barack Obama on stage during the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting on Sept. 24, 2013 in Midtown. (credit: Getty Images)

At Clinton Global Initiative, Obama Sticks Up For Health Care Law

President Barack Obama defended his health care overhaul during an appearance Tuesday at the Clinton Global Initiative in Manhattan.

09/24/2013

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New Connecticut Gun Laws Begin Taking Effect Today

Parts of Connecticut’s law addressing the Newtown school massacre, including the creation of new credentials to purchase long guns and ammunition, took effect Monday.

07/01/2013

AmeriCares relief supplies (credit: AmeriCares)

Stories From Main Street: Stamford-Based AmeriCares Helps Those In Need Around The World

Whether it’s a tornado in Oklahoma, a tsunami in Japan, or an earthquake in Haiti, whatever the disaster is, chances are that many of the relief supplies came from a 50,000-square-foot warehouse in Stamford, Connecticut.

06/10/2013

Erica DePalo (Credit: CBS 2)

No Prison Time For Onetime ‘Teacher Of The Year’ Who Had Sex With Student

A former Essex County teacher of the year was spared prison time Monday, after admitting to having sex with a 15-year-old student.

04/29/2013

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