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MENTAL HEALTH

Kevin Edson in Boston Municipal Court, April 16, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Mental Illness Too Big To Ignore

Kevin Edson’s mother’s plight is an important reminder of one of our biggest social problems.

04/17/2014

Patrick Kennedy (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Patrick Kennedy Promotes Mental Health In Boston

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.

04/03/2014

Martha Coakley. (WBZ-TV)

AG Coakley Announces $8M In Grants For Mental Health, Substance Abuse Services

Applications are being accepted for $8 million in grants designed to improve the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services in Massachusetts.

12/08/2013

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Seniors Should Stay Active Engaged to Fight Depression

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.

07/19/2012

File image of the state house at night. (Photo by Andrea Courtois)

Advocates Plan Walk Against Proposed Changes To Mental Health Centers

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.

06/10/2012

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Mental Health Patient Indicted Over Death At Bourne Facility

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.

09/10/2011

Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Report: Mass. Budget Cuts Weaken Safety Of Mental Health Staffers

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.

06/30/2011

Cape Cod & the Islands Community Mental Health Center in Pocasset. (photo courtesy: David G. Curran/SatelliteNewsService.com)

Nurse Dies After Assault At Cape Mental Health Center

The death of a nurse at a Cape Cod mental health center may mean new charges for the patient suspected in the crime.

04/14/2011

Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Task Force To Review Safety Of Mental Health Counselors

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.

02/09/2011

Judge considers reduced verdict for Odgren

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.

07/26/2010