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  • Film-Mental Illness

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2008 file photo, Amy Winehouse performs at the V Festival in Essex, England, after which, according to her father, Mitch Winehouse, she will play one more gig before taking an extended break from playing live after Sept. 6. The documentary film, “Amy,” looks at the talent...

  • Options are limited for treating mental illness in teens, children

    By JACLYN COSGROVE Staff Writer jcosgrove@oklahoman.com | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Sometimes Dr. Timothy Newton wishes he had a “phone-a-friend” option. The 32-year-old family practice physician works out of a clinic in Cherokee, a northwest Oklahoma town of about 1,600 people. About one-fifth of the children that he sees have a mental health issue, whether it be...

  • The Latest: Pataki says GOP must unite around ideas in 2016

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faced off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season. Here's The Latest from the forum at St. Anselm College in...

  • Hassan, Shaheen blame GOP for underfunding drug programs

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Maggie Hassan and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen called Monday for a bipartisan effort to combat the growing problem of heroin and opiate abuse, then criticized Republicans in Concord and Washington for what the two Democrats said was a failure to adequately fund drug...

  • Mental health, substance abuse issues common among arrestees

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Half of the people arrested in Honolulu have mental illness or substance abuse issues, despite police efforts to get such people treatment rather than put them behind bars. The percentage of psychologically troubled arrestees has doubled since 2010, according to information...

  • Advocates Say Mental Health ‘Parity’ Law Is Not Fulfilling Its Promise

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    When Michael Kamins opened the letter from his insurer, he was enraged. His 20-year old son recently had been hospitalized twice with bipolar disorder and rescued from the brink of suicide, he said. Now, the insurer said he had improved and it was no longer medically necessary for the young man...

  • Game review: ‘Rocket League,’ addictive arcade-style soccer game

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Parents need to know that “Rocket League” is a downloadable soccer game with cars. Driving what looks like souped-up dune buggies, sports cars, trucks, and even an old roadster, players have to bump a really, really large ball into a goal so big, you’ll think the arena is where Godzilla and King...

  • Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Des Moines Register. July 29, 2015 Traffic camera scandal raises abuse concerns A few weeks ago, the former head of Redflex Traffic Systems, a company that several Iowa cities use to enforce their traffic laws, pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges in Ohio. Karen Finley, the former CEO...

  • Maine gets $800,000 for substance abuse treatment services

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Department of Health and Human Services is getting $800,000 to support substance abuse treatment and recovery. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King say the money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will provide services...

  • State pushes Medicaid sign-ups for inmates

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Three Ohio agencies are pushing to get many inmates who are released from prison enrolled in Medicaid. Agency officials were at the Southeastern Correctional Institution near Lancaster on July 27 to begin expanding Medicaid signups to men's prisons, The Columbus Dispatch...

  • Only methadone clinic in Mat-Su Valley will close

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The only methadone clinic in Alaska's Mat-Su Valley will close in less than a month. KTUU-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1VUR0sQ ) that Zipperer Medical Group's methadone clinic in Wasilla is a destination for Mat-Su Valley residents struggling with addictions to drugs like...

  • Why are so many mentally ill people imprisoned in Pa.?

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — There's a grim joke among correctional officers across Pennsylvania: Prisons are no longer lock-ups for America's worst offenders; they're asylums for the mentally ill. Based on an analysis of data from county and state prisons, PennLive estimates that nearly a third of...

  • A transgender man embraces his male identity and his Muslim faith

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO — He walked unsteadily across the tattered green carpet inside the mosque. Out of habit, he stepped for a moment toward the women’s section. Then he made his way to the front, where the men pray. In one sense, everything felt familiar after a childhood spent in Islamic Sunday...

  • Del Mar Results Saturday August 1st, 2015

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    1st-$27,000, Claiming, 3-Year-Olds & Up , One Mile, Dirt, Cloudy Off 2:06. Good. came out lane,rallied Fractional/Final Time: 23.110, 47.350, 1:12.260, 1:24.940, 00.000, 1:37.680. Trainer: Dan Hendricks Winner: B G, 5, by Lawyer Ron-Dixie Sheikh ___ ___ $1 Exacta (2-7) paid $114.60;...

  • Browns owner Haslam says franchise hasn’t given up on Manziel

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    BEREA, Ohio — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has made stern public comments about quarterback Johnny Manziel as recently as January. But Haslam has voiced support and softened his stance in the aftermath of last year’s 22nd overall draft pick spending more than 10 weeks this offseason in a...

  • House of Eli opens doors to young men at risk of crime, drug abuse

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    “What was broken in a home, must be fixed in a home.” That’s the introduction to the mission driving The House of Eli, a Christian-based, nonprofit home intent on setting right what went wrong with at-risk young men. Tawni Hodge and Ryan Ridenour worked together to create a nonthreatening home...

  • Rolling chefs say El Paso food truck parks are boosting industry

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Carlos "Chuck" Ramirez thinks having more food truck parks in El Paso will help grow the food truck industry here. That's why last month he opened the Montana Avenue Food Truck Court at 12525 Montana, near the new Cinemark movie theater in far East El Paso. It operates Thursday through Saturday...

  • BRIEF: Drug addiction, laws program topics

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Drug addiction and reforming drug laws in the state will be highlighted on this weekend's edition of "Missouri Viewpoints." Officials have said that heroin is making a deadly comeback in the nation and particularly in Missouri. On the program, Pete Stenger will explain the impact of the drug on...

  • Substance abuse funding available to Connecticut groups

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut community organizations will be able to seek newly available federal funding to help address youth alcohol use and prescription drug abuse. The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services recently received an $8.2 million federal grant over five years....

  • Social service agencies brace for budget stalemate damage

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For the third time in a dozen years, counties and nonprofit agencies that make up Pennsylvania's social services safety net are girding for budget deadlock in Harrisburg. The state government is in its fifth week of a budget stalemate, and the governor's office is halting...



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