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Mental Illness

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

Richland Hills police chargrf Brent Troy Bartel with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon for allegedly carving a pentagram on the back of his 6-year-old son. (credit: Richland Hills Police Dept.)

Father That Carved Pentagram On Son Committed To Mental Health Facility

The man that carved a pentagram on his son’s back in December 2012 has been committed to a mental health facility, according to the Tarrant Count District Attorney’s office.

02/27/2014

Personal photo of suspected Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. (credit: Kristi Suthamtekwakul)

Another Mass Shooting Renews Mental Health Debate, Texas Near Bottom In Spending

Texas ranks near the bottom in regards to spending per mental health patient.

CBS 11–09/17/2013

A row of jail cells sit empty. (credit: AP Photo)

Jail Possible For Mentally Ill Suspects

Criminal suspects suffering from mental illness could stay in jail until they are competent to stand trial under a proposal in the Texas Legislature.

05/16/2013

A nurse tends to a recovering patient at a hospital. (credit: Getty Images/Christopher Furlong)

Review: State Hospitals Could Use More Oversight

A Texas newspaper’s review of more than three dozen deaths at state-run mental health hospitals between 2005 and 2012 shows the need for more oversight.

04/28/2013

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Texas Mental Health Funding Leaves Gaps

Prompted by the attacks of deranged gunmen on a schoolhouse in Connecticut and a movie theater in Colorado, state lawmakers are rushing to plug holes in the system.

03/30/2013

A row of jail cells sit empty. (credit: AP Photo)

Mental Illness Rates Rise In Texas Youth Facilities

A criminal justice expert has told lawmakers that rates of mental illness exceed gang affiliation among juveniles in Texas jails.

02/14/2013

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Deadly Domestic Violence Cases Has Mayor Calling For Change

Recent school shootings across the country and deadly domestic violence cases locally has prompted leaders in one North Texas city to call for change.

CBSDFW.COM–01/14/2013

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Millions Suffer From Mental Illness, Half Do Not Get Treatment

Friends of Adam Lanza’s mother say she was frustrated by a lack of support for families dealing with mental illn

CBS 11–12/18/2012

Young Greggo

A Rare Medium Well Done: 12.4.12

I understand the devastating affects of mental illness. I would later myself be diagnosed with depression. I educated myself on the disease. I have a deeper understanding of death and how it can rip apart all that is good.

12/04/2012

Emergency workers stand around the pilot of a JetBlue plane who was removed from his flight due to a medical issue.  (Photo credit Steve Miller/The Reporter's Edge)

TX Judge Expected To Rule In JetBlue Pilot’s Case

A federal judge in Texas was expected to decide whether a JetBlue Airways pilot who disrupted a flight by running through the plane and yelling about terrorists can go free.

11/09/2012

Most Texas Juvenile Prisoners Have Mental Health Problems

The chief of the state’s juvenile justice system says early rehabilitation programs are especially important for kids with mental health issues.

03/06/2012