Christmas Music Can Harm Your Mental Health, Psychologist SaysPsychologist Linda Blair claims the constant barrage of Christmas tunes too early in the season forces people to remember all the things they have to do before the holiday.
Vegetarians Are Nearly Twice As Likely To Be Depressed As Meat-Eaters, Study FindsVegetarians are almost twice as likely to suffer from depression as those who consume a conventional balanced diet, according to a new study.
Facebook Use Makes Users' Unhappy, Study FindsA new study has found that using Facebook makes us unhappy, but human face-to-face interaction still makes us happy.
Depression Is Most Widespread Disease, Says World Health OrganizationThe World Health Organization has said that depression is the most widespread disease, one that goes untreated more often than not.
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.