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James Holmes Defense Make Final Appeal For Mercy

1 hour agoNews : Huffington Post

  CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense lawyers for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday, urging jurors to consider mental illness in his sentencing even though they rejected his insanity claim when they convicted him of murdering 12 people and trying to kill 70 others at a Colorado movie theater. Show More Summary

Bizarre scene unfolds at cop killing trial as defendant takes stand

An attempt by defense attorneys to put Bryant Brewer's mental illness on display before a packed courtroom Thursday appeared to backfire when he angrily told a prosecutor he was proud of killing Chicago police Officer Thor Soderberg...

Colorado theater shooting jury hears reasons it can spare James Holmes' life

Defense lawyers for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday, urging jurors to consider mental illness in his sentencing even though they rejected his insanity claim when they convicted him of murdering 12 people and trying to kill 70 others at a Colorado movie theater.

Police Misconduct Needs 'Broken Windows' Approach

On the same day a female Los Angeles Police officer was sentenced to 36 months for delivering hard kicks to the groin of a handcuffed woman who later died, a homeless woman with mental illness was facing 25 years to life for merely picking up a police baton. Show More Summary

A Psychologist for a Warden as Mentally Ill Fill Jails

14 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, a clinical psychologist, was chosen to run Cook County Jail, underscoring how much the nation’s prisons have become holding centers for the mentally ill.

Families sue California health officials for not transferring disabled relatives out of jail

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Families who say their mentally ill and developmentally disabled loved ones endured rape and other trauma while languishing in California jails sued the state on Wednesday, saying officials failed to move them to treatment centers as required by law. The lawsuit filed on behalf of four families by...

Families accuse state of failing to hospitalize mentally ill defendants

Several family members of accused criminals who were held in jail after being ruled incompetent to stand trial are suing the state of California over lengthy delays in placing the defendants in state hospital beds.

Cops beat mentally ill man over Batman enthusiasm: suit

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

Moses Flores says in a suit in Manhattan Federal Court that he yelled “Get him, Batman!” during the 2012 blockbuster three years ago, irritating off-duty cop Nelson De La Rosa, sitting behind him.

See the Lives of China’s Mentally Ill

Ian Parry scholarship winner Yuyang Liu documents the dire reality of mental disease in China.

Father of James Holmes thought ’he might be depressed’

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The father of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes said he didn’t know his son suffered from mental illness until he killed 12 people.

Father of Colorado movie gunman pleads with jury for his life

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The father of the Colorado movie massacre gunman pleaded on Tuesday for his son's life, showing the jury photos of family vacations when he said James Holmes was "a really excellent kid" who became mentally ill and is not to blame for his July 2012 rampage. Show More Summary

Let's talk about mental health

It is time to break the silence about mental illness and start the conversation about mental health. It is time to be #StrongerTogether.

Medical News Today: Patients with depression, personality disorders most likely to make euthanasia requests

A new study of 100 mentally ill patients in Belgium who made euthanasia requests reveals the majority had depression and/or personality disorders.

Do “Autism Parents” Face Increased Stigma for Mental Health?

Despite the fact that mental health is centrally tied to our overall well-being, parents of children with autism may find themselves not only combating the general public’s shared stigma related to mental illness and therapeutic services, but must also contend with additional challenges in overcoming the stigmatization of supporting their own psychological needs.

40 Dark And Haunting Quotes About Mental Illness

"A nightmare has taken hold of my body. Lunacy has dug its way inside my mind."

Journalist Laments: We ‘Won’t Be Forcing the Faithful into Straightjackets Any Time Soon’

The Atlantic writer Jeffrey Tayler is annoyed at the “educated elite” in our country. Why have they not risen to the occasion and labeled passionate religious belief a mental illness? The writer’s disappointment followed the releaseShow More Summary

Sandra Bland and the Dilemma of Mental Illness in the Black Community

Even as the nation, or part of the nation, grapples with the sad case of Sandra Bland, who died while in police custody, there is a part of this story which is really being ignored, and shouldn't be. Official autopsy results have concluded that Ms. Show More Summary

Euthanasia as Suicide Cure in Belgium

The British Medical Journal has published a coolly analytical study describing how 35 (out of 100) mentally ill patients, who asked for euthanasia, were killed by doctors. (Most of survivors lived because they changed their minds,) By...Show More Summary

Trina Heisch And Her Two Dogs Decapitated By Her Mentally Ill Husband

PHOENIX, AZ – Trina Heisch, 49, along with her two dogs, was decapitated by her husband who then gouged out his eye and cut off his arm at the elbow. He says God said it was okay, though, so everything is cool. George Loney, was concerned that he had not heard from the couple in a few days so he went to their house and knocked on their door. Show More Summary

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