City Considering Letting Social Workers Take Lead When NYPD Responds To Calls Involving People With Mental IllnessSupporters of police reform say homeless outreach should not be the responsibility of the NYPD.
Stop The Stigma: Student Groups, Professionals Pushing To Raise Awareness On Mental Illness TreatmentMental illness affects millions of people in the United States, but it's a topic that can be challenging to discuss.
City Officials Unveil $37 Million Investment To Tackle Mental Illness In NYCThe new $37 million initiative, in partnership with the NYC Crisis Prevention and Response Task Force, is aimed at reducing mental health crises that end in in 911 calls and serious mental illness cases.
Long Island Man With Mental Illness Reported Missing, Police SayMiguel Rodriguez was reported missing Saturday. The 40-year-old was last seen in his home on Waverly Avenue in Seaford around 3 a.m.
NYC's First Lady Called Before Council To Explain Her Pricey Mental Health ProgramChirlane McCray, the city's first lady, is testifying before the city council today about her mental health initiative Thrive NYC.
Not Everyone Is Convinced First Lady McCray's 'Thrive NYC' Initiative To Combat Mental Illness WorksThere are about a program launched by the first lady of New York City that is designed to tackle mental health issues. Critics want to know if Thrive NYC is actually working.
MYnd Analytics Test Helps Tailor Treatment Options For Patients With Major DepressionIt's a simple test which can help predict the best medication to provide relief and even help prevent suicides.
Sinead O'Connor Posts Video Cry For Help From New Jersey MotelSinead O'Connor emotionally pleaded for help from her family and opened up about her mental illness in a Facebook video posted from a New Jersey motel she had been living in.
Model Who Danced Naked In Times Square Takes Stand On Mental IllnessKrit McClean said in an op-ed published by the New York Post that most reactions to his public breakdown have been punitive.
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.