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January 14, 2017
Airport shooting highlights nexus between mentally ill, cops
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Just weeks before a gunman opened fire at Fort Lauderdale's airport, authorities said he walked into an FBI office in Alaska, telling agents the government was controlling his mind and that he was having terroristic thoughts. It's a daily occurrence...
January 14, 2017 - 10:40am
January 12, 2017
State's chief justice pitches mental health recommendations
PIERRE (AP) — The state Supreme Court's chief justice used his legislative address Wednesday to pitch proposals meant to improve public safety and the treatment of mentally ill people in the criminal justice system. Lawmakers should broaden the pool of people authorized to perform...
January 12, 2017 - 12:11pm
December 14, 2016
Women denied abortions face higher risk for mental health problems
(Reuters Health) - Women who are denied abortions have a higher risk for mental health problems soon afterward compared to women who are allowed to go through with the process, a new study suggests. For five years, researchers tracked nearly 1,000 women who either received or were...
December 14, 2016 - 4:33pm
Mental health, criminal justice task force proposes changes
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A group that has studied issues surrounding mentally ill people entering the criminal justice system in South Dakota is proposing a series of changes in an effort to improve the treatment of those individuals. The state-appointed task force on Monday released...
November 14, 2016 - 3:10pm
Depression becoming more common among U.S. teens
(Reuters Health) - The number of U.S. adolescents and young adults with untreated depressionmay be on the rise, a recent study suggests. For youth ages 12 to 17, the prevalence of depression increased from 8.7 percent in 2005 to 11.3 percent in 2014, the study found. Among adults...
November 14, 2016 - 1:34pm
October 12, 2016
Teen OCD may trace back to environment at birth and even before
Obsessive-compulsive disorder that surfaces during adolescence or early adulthood may actually have origins in the circumstances surrounding pregnancy and infancy, a Swedish study suggests. Smoking during pregnancy, cesarean section delivery, preterm birth, unusually low or high weight...
October 12, 2016 - 2:22pm
September 23, 2016
Court for defendants with mental illness to be piloted
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's chief justice plans to pilot a program aimed at helping to treat and stabilize defendants with mental illnesses. Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson is requesting funding for a specialized court that would allow defendants to agree to undergo...
September 23, 2016 - 11:05am
September 22, 2016
Mental health task force gather to solidify policy proposals
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A task force studying issues surrounding mentally ill people entering the criminal justice system in South Dakota is meeting again to solidify its policy recommendations. The Argus Leader reports the task force is gathering Thursday in Pierre to go over a number...
September 22, 2016 - 11:20am
August 25, 2016
Rapid City slaying suspect undergoing mental health exam
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Rapid City man accused of killing a 6-month-old girl is undergoing a mental health evaluation. Twenty-six-year-old Kristopher Houchin is charged with second-degree murder in the June 2015 death of L'Naya White. Authorities allege Houchin was baby-sitting the...
August 25, 2016 - 11:36am
July 22, 2016
Breaking barriers to mental health care
You often times don't have to look far to find a family that's been failed by our broken mental healthcare system — and with nearly 30,000...
July 22, 2016 - 10:42am
June 6, 2016
Feds: Top nurse at state mental health hospital lacks degree
YANKTON (AP) — Federal health officials say the head of psychiatric nursing at the state-run mental health hospital lacks the appropriate credentials for the job. The inspectors who surveyed the Human Services Center in Yankton earlier this year on behalf of the Centers for Medicare...
June 6, 2016 - 12:35pm
No treatment for half of adults with bipolar, schizophrenia
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A new study estimates that about half of adults with severe bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in South Dakota are not receiving treatment. The Argus Leader reports that the study by the nonprofit Treatment Advocacy Center found that of the nearly 21,000 adults...
June 6, 2016 - 12:01pm
March 30, 2016
State receives $300K grant for mental health task force
PIERRE (AP) — A grant of about $300,000 will bolster the work of a task force proposed by the state Supreme Court's chief justice to study issues surrounding mentally ill people entering the criminal justice system. Officials on Wednesday announced the grant from the Leona M. and...
March 30, 2016 - 12:09pm
March 24, 2016
Lawyers seek psychiatric exam for Sioux Falls murder suspect
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Lawyers for a 29-year-old man accused of killing another man with his bare hands during an alcohol-fueled fight in Sioux Falls have requested a mental health screening for their client. Mark Lovejoy is accused of killing 45-year-old Rodney Iron Hawk Sr. outside...
March 24, 2016 - 12:21pm
February 23, 2016
SD bill seeks to combat suicide
In South Dakota, suicide is the No. 1 cause of death among people ages 15-24, but the state is making strides to combat a 10-year rise in the...
February 23, 2016 - 10:21am