Kevin Edson’s mother’s plight is an important reminder of one of our biggest social problems.
Patrick Kennedy, one of the nation’s leading advocates for better treatment of the mentally ill, was in Boston Thursday, sharing his own struggle with bipolar disorder and addiction.
Applications are being accepted for $8 million in grants designed to improve the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services in Massachusetts.
Senior citizens are at high risk for depression for a variety of reasons: loss of health, loss of friends, loss of purpose. But there are things that can be done to sharply reduce that risk.
People with mental illness and their supporters are planning to ask Gov. Deval Patrick to back off any planned changes to community-based services in Massachusetts.
A mental health patient has been indicted for manslaughter, months after he had an altercation at a Cape Cod facility with a worker who later died.
A task force formed after the slaying of a mental health counselor is blaming years of budget cuts for undermining Massachusetts’ publicly-funded mental health system.
The death of a nurse at a Cape Cod mental health center may mean new charges for the patient suspected in the crime.
The state’s mental health commissioner says the task force will review the safety practices now in place and see if they can be improved.
Lawyers for a teenager convicted of killing another boy in a suburban Boston high school have asked a judge to reduce the verdict so he would have a chance to someday leave prison.