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.
About one in five preteens in New York City struggles with mental illness or emotional problems, according to a new study.
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.
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.
A unique program in New Jersey is having great success getting people out of trouble and back on track.
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.
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.
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.