mental health News

Expert Explains Mental Health Report on Newspaper Gunman

A key expert for prosecutors in the Capital Gazette shooting testified Friday that the gunman’s methodical planning both for the attack and for after it indicate he is legally sane and criminally responsible for killing five people at the newsroom …

Mental Health Drug Prescriptions on the Rise

The number of Americans taking mental health prescription medication is up 6.4% in the last year, which means that 65 million people (1 in 5) are now prescribed medication to help them cope with stress, anxiety or depression, according to …

Young Employees Most Stressed by Pandemic’s Lack of People Connection

The coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll, particularly on younger employees. Gen Z employees – those born starting in 1995 – were three times more likely than all other employees since the pandemic started to have sought professional help for …

Stricter Gun Laws Haven’t Made Communities Safer from Mass Shootings

A trauma research team has developed a profile of commonalities among communities where mass shootings have occurred that includes a shortage of mental health professionals, a relative lack of socialization opportunities, higher rates of income inequality, and relatively high housing …

Allied World, APA Launch Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants Program

Allied World U.S. and the American Professional Agency, Inc. (APA, Inc.) have launched a medical malpractice insurance program for psychiatric nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the field of behavioral health. The latest in a suite of products developed specifically …

County In Utah Pays $144k To Family Of Inmate Who Starved

Salt Lake County is paying $144,000 to settle a federal lawsuit with the family of a 19-year-old Magna man who starved to death last year in the county’s jail. District Attorney Sam Gill disclosed the amount to be paid to …