mental illness

Obama says the hacks brought attention to Hillary Clinton’s email scandal and issues within the Democratic National Committee.

Shainie Lindsay says her partner Reginald Thomas "didn’t want to die,” instead he called the police on himself, asking for help.

The Alfred Olango shooting raises more questions about the nation's police. How should they respond to the mentally ill?

Fourteen-year-old Bresha Meadows took the life of her father in July. She is currently behind bars on charges of aggravated murder. But Bresha’s family is calling her a “hero,” who saved them all from the verbally and physically abusive Jonathan Meadows. Police allege Bresha shot her father as he slept in their Warren, Ohio home, using the same gun with which […]

African-Americans accounted for 35 percent of those shot by the city's police, while Latinos accounted for 57 percent killed by them.

After being diagnosed with schizophrenia, Romechia Simms allowed her son to die of hypothermia and dehydration while on a swing set. A judge is allowing Simms to seek medical treatment for her mental illness in lieu of prison.

The Denver District Attorney declined to charge the police officers involved in the death of a mentally ill man named Michael Lee Marshall, prompting the family to call for a federal investigation on Friday, KDVR reports.  The incident occurred in November 2015 when Marshall–a reported homeless paranoid schizophrenic–was arrested for trespassing. While in custody at the station, police claim […]

Lakeisha Holloway "has been hit with a total of 71 charges, prosecutors said Wednesday, adding up to more than a millennium worth of jail time," the report says.

Romechia Simms, the Maryland mother who was found pushing her dead son on a swing for two days earlier this year, has been charged with…

Shannon Miles, the man authorities say shot and killed a Harris County, Texas deputy sheriff last week, faced prosecutors on Monday.

According to a new study, the suicide rate amongst African-American children has almost doubled within the last two decades. The research, which was published in…

Dr. Tamara Warren Chinyani is a mental health advocate, educator, scholar, and former public health employee, with over 15 years of experience working with underserved…