Legislative Panel Recommends Changes to Mental Health CareA bipartisan legislative committee has sent a list of recommendations to the governor for improving Washington state's struggling mental health care system.
Federal Judge Fines State $185,500 In Mental Health CaseA federal judge on Wednesday ordered Washington state's mental health services agency to pay a $185,500 fine for failing to provide timely competency services to hundreds of mentally ill defendants.
Judges: Washington In Contempt In Mental Health CaseA federal judge on Thursday held Washington state's mental health services agency in contempt for failing to comply with her order to provide competency services to mentally ill defendants in a timely fashion.
Judge Orders State To Fix Mental Health FacilityA federal judge ordered the state of Washington to stop sending mentally ill defendants to a new treatment facility in Yakima after learning that the renovated jail poses a safety risk.
Senate Budget Seeks Money For Mental Health, Charter Schools, Wildfire Damage RepairMany Senate Republicans have prioritized saving the state's charter school system, which was ruled unconstitutional last year by the state Supreme Court
Inslee Proposes Millions For Mental Health Services
U.S. Seeing Shortage Of PsychiatristsIt is an irony that troubles health care providers and policymakers nationwide: Even as public awareness of mental illness increases, a shortage of psychiatrists worsens.
Inslee Signs Judicial Review Of Mental Health DecisionsGov. Jay Inslee has signed a law that will allow family members to ask a judge to step in if a mental health professional will not involuntarily commit a relative they believe could be suicidal or a danger to others.
Mentally Ill, Naked Man Who Attacked Hunter Found Guilty Of Attempted MurderA mentally ill man who stripped naked and attacked a hunter on a remote hilltop in Oregon was found guilty of attempted murder and second degree assault.
Washington State Senate Approves Mental Health Decision BillThe Washington state Senate has approved a bill that would allow family members to ask a judge to step in if a mental health professional will not involuntarily commit a relative they believe could be suicidal or a danger to others.
Study: Stress Causes Aging -- Even In Teens And Pre-teensResearchers say they looked at 97 healthy 10- to 14-year-old girls with either a maternal history of depression or no history of the disorder.
How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin FeverWinter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.