Mental Illness

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Electroconvulsive Therapy On The Rise In Texas

Electroconvulsive therapy is on the rise in Texas, thriving as a treatment for some forms of mental illness.

12/14/2014

Sean McKeown, 18, was arrested for allegedly streaking around Flower Mound schools. (credit: Flower Mound Police Dept.)

Naked Man Arrested After School Campus Jaunt

Police arrested an 18-year-old man Friday morning after he walked onto Timber Creek Elementary School campus in the buff.

09/26/2014

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Tens Of Thousands Of North Texans Battle Depression Each Year

A North Texas woman says she understands first-hand what Robin Williams may have suffered through during bouts of depression.

CBS 11–08/12/2014

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NAMIWalk To Raise Awareness On Mental Illness

The 2014 NAMIWalk will take place on Saturday, May 10, 2014 and begins 9:00 a.m. at Fair Park in Dallas.

05/05/2014

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Exhibit Shows Faces, Tells Stories Of Mentally Ill

“Fine Line: Mental Health/Mental Illness,” is an exhibit by photographer Michael Nye on the Southern Methodist Campus.

04/29/2014

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

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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

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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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