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Jason Bohn cries at his sentencing hearing April 15, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Defense Attorney: Jason Bohn Shouldn’t Be Held Responsible For Girlfriend’s Murder

An attorney for Jason Bohn have continued to insist his client was suffering from mental illness at the time of the murder and should not be held responsible. But prosecutors said they have evidence that proves otherwise.

05/07/2014

Jerome Murdough

Officials: Mentally Ill Homeless Veteran ‘Baked To Death’ In Overheated Jail Cell

A mentally ill homeless veteran who died behind bars last month “essentially baked to death” in a jail cell that overheated to more than 100 degrees, a New York City official told The Associated Press.

03/19/2014

Does My Health Insurance Cover Mental Illness Care?

Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.

03/12/2014

Rikers Island aerial shot. (CBS Photo)

Report: Mentally Ill Rikers Inmates Kept In Solitary At Alarming Rate

A new report paints a grim picture of mentally ill prisoners kept in solitary confinement at Rikers Island, and advocates have expressed hope that it leads to action.

11/06/2013

Children ride a school bus in NYC (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Mental Health Problems Afflict About 1 In 5 New York City Kids

About one in five preteens in New York City struggles with mental illness or emotional problems, according to a new study.

03/25/2013

Newtown School Shooter Adam Lanza (credit: CBS 2)

Connecticut Lawmakers Look At Securing Weapons In Homes Of Mentally Ill

Following the Newtown massacre, a state legislative task force is working on a way to secure weapons in homes where people with mental illness reside.

03/01/2013

Officer Lukasz Kozicki, Officers Michael Levay and Officer Juan Pichardo (credit: NYPD)

Family: Man Fatally Shot By Police Was Mentally Ill

Peter Jourdan’s sister Natalie said her brother suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. She added her brother should not have been allowed to buy a handgun.

01/06/2013

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Stories From Main Street: Special Court For The Mentally Ill In Union County

A unique program in New Jersey is having great success getting people out of trouble and back on track.

09/10/2012

Eric Lau receives 22 years to life for murder of neighbor Jami Erlich

Eric Lau Receives Sentence For Murdering Jami Erlich In Valley Cottage Apartment

A man with a history of mental illness who killed his neighbor in 2009 was sentenced to 22 years to life in Rockland County Court on Friday.

06/22/2012

Pedro Hernandez (L - credit: Inside Edition), Etan Patz (R - credit: Personal Photo)

Trial For Etan Patz’s Accused Killer Postponed

Pedro Hernandez was due in court Monday for an update as doctors assessed whether he’s mentally fit to stand trial in Etan Patz’s death. Hernandez’s appearance was put off to Oct. 1, pending an investigation.

06/20/2012

Lisa Turkki - AP Photo

Aunt Found Not Responsible In Katonah Stabbings Due To Mental Illness

A woman who admitted stabbing her two young nieces at their home across from Martha Stewart’s estate was found not responsible Monday because of mental illness.

04/18/2011