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Exclusive: Photos Show Homeless Man Taking Bath In Columbus Circle FountainIt was a shocking scene at one of the city's most visited landmarks.
Investigators Find Doctors' Notes Inside Apartment Of Accused Germanwings Co-PilotA hospital confirms 28-year-old Andreas Lubitz visited as recently as March 10, but won't say for what.
Defense Attorney: Jason Bohn Shouldn't Be Held Responsible For Girlfriend's MurderAn 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.
Officials: Mentally Ill Homeless Veteran 'Baked To Death' In Overheated Jail CellA 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.
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.
Report: Mentally Ill Rikers Inmates Kept In Solitary At Alarming RateA 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.
Study: Mental Health Problems Afflict About 1 In 5 New York City KidsAbout one in five preteens in New York City struggles with mental illness or emotional problems, according to a new study.
Connecticut Lawmakers Look At Securing Weapons In Homes Of Mentally IllFollowing the Newtown massacre, a state legislative task force is working on a way to secure weapons in homes where people with mental illness reside.
Family: Man Fatally Shot By Police Was Mentally IllPeter Jourdan's sister Natalie said her brother suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. She added her brother should not have been allowed to buy a handgun.
Stories From Main Street: Special Court For The Mentally Ill In Union CountyA unique program in New Jersey is having great success getting people out of trouble and back on track.
Eric Lau Receives Sentence For Murdering Jami Erlich In Valley Cottage ApartmentA 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.
Trial For Etan Patz's Accused Killer PostponedPedro 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.
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