Mental Health

Does 'Affluenza' Mom Tonya Couch Have Mental Illness?A court has ordered experts to assess Tonya Couch for a mental illness. The order includes assessing whether the mother of Ethan Couch is competent to stand trial for the charge of hindering apprehension of her son.
Texas Politicians Respond To President's Plan To Fight Gun ViolencePresident Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the country and congress to tackle gun violence with more urgency, saying that executive actions won't undo the last mass shooting but can help stop the next one.
Mental Health Advocates Oppose Effort To Remove Dallas Co. DAAdvocates sent a letter Thursday regarding the issue to Cindy Stormer and her lawyer requesting Stormer pull the petition to have Hawk removed.
Changes Likely To Texas Jail Forms After Woman's DeathJail regulators in Texas say they are changing mental health screenings for inmates following the death this summer of Sandra Bland in a rural county lockup.
Hopes Of Raising Awareness During Nat'l Suicide Prevention WeekThis is National Suicide Prevention Week and experts say the goal is to raise awareness about the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
Psychiatrist Shortage Across Much Of U.S.It is an irony that troubles health care providers and policymakers nationwide. Even as public awareness of mental illness increases, a shortage of psychiatrists worsens.
Arlington Police Locate Missing WomanPolice in Arlington have located a woman who was reported missing on Tuesday.
Demi Lovato Is New Face Of Mental HealthWhen Demi Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she was relieved. "Growing up, I felt very, very depressed," she said. Lovato was raised in the Dallas area.
New Mental Health Treatment Center Opens In DentonAs more and more people continue to move into North Texas health experts say the need for mental health services are increasing at an alarming rate.
Should Police Take A Backseat When Responding To Mentally Ill?Mental health advocates question if there is a better way for police to respond to calls involving the mentally ill.
Boy Scout's Project Brings Life To Garden & Healing To PatientsNature is said to have powerful healing abilities. The lesson is one a Denton Boy Scout is learning more about with each flower he plants. Finding stress therapy can be as easy as listening and looking to the outdoors.
MLB Players Get More Mental Health SupportLong gone are the days when mental health was a taboo subject in major league locker rooms, and the days of a lone sports psychologist even appear to be waning.

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