| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Hope was the theme of the day, but unremitting pain was the backdrop when friends and family members of suicide victims gathered in a Culver City park on Saturday for their annual summer potluck.
"Survivors After Suicide" they call themselves. It's a...
| May 23, 2013
| 10:50 PM
Aurora Las Encinas Hospital had evidence that a staff member had “inappropriate sexual contact” with a male patient and yet the facility failed to report the incident to county mental health officials, according to court documents.
| May 20, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Finally. After many contentious years, the American Psychiatric Assn. has unleashed DSM-5, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
If you know one thing about the DSM, it’s probably that this book is...
| May 21, 2013
| 8:18 AM
Michael Jackson tour director Kenny Ortega wrote in an email to the president and chief executive of AEG Live that the singer "could have hurt himself," according to court testimony.
The email, in which Ortega said the singer was in frail mental health,...
| May 13, 2013
| 10:15 AM
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — Army Sgt. John Russell was found guilty Monday of the premeditated murder of five fellow servicemen in 2009 at a mental health clinic in Iraq, a charge that carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
| May 9, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Over the objections of Los Angeles County mental health officials, a judge Thursday ordered an 86-year-old murder defendant to remain in the government's care and not be released to a family member.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Norman Shapiro...
| May 11, 2013
| 8:21 PM
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, WASH. — The court-martial of Army Sgt. John Russell concluded Saturday with a military judge asked to decide whether the 14-year Army veteran was deluded by depression and despair as he shot five fellow service members in...
| May 4, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Police are searching for a mental health patient who has threatened to kill children at a Garden Grove elementary school, authorities said.
Norris Phuoc Nguyen, 23, escaped Friday afternoon from Royale Health Care Center at Bristol Street and Warner...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Calling solitary confinement "torture," California prisoners and advocates are asking the United Nations to investigate the segregated housing of gang members at prisons throughout the state....
| Dec 15, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Understanding Friday's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school might not be possible, experts said, but parents can help their children with the fear and insecurity that shootings evoke, whether they experienced the incident firsthand or through media...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 7:52 AM
Connecticut school shooting: Gun control took center stage at a debate of L.A. mayoral candidates in the wake of the elementary school massacre in Connecticut that left 27 dead....