mental health

City Council

City Council President helping Detroiters ‘Protect Your Crown’ with new mental health initiative | #citycouncil

Detroit City Council President Pro Tem James Tate, in collaboration with several city agencies, launched the ‘Protect Your Crown’ mental health campaign, which he says is “an opportunity for us to do things a little bit differently in the city of Detroit, making sure we’re utilizing the information from our residents so that we can […]

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Arkansas

Majority of U.S. teachers fret about shootings at their schools • Arkansas Advocate

Originally published by The 19th The majority of American K-12 public school teachers say they are at least somewhat worried about the possibility of a shooting at their school, according to a new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. Fifty-nine percent told Pew researchers that they were concerned about shootings on their campuses, with […]

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City Council

Letters to the Editor — Dallas bond, Hong Kong, group homes, Alzheimer’s, Ukraine | #citycouncil

Delay bond vote Re: “Dallas Botching Bond Package Vote — City wants to borrow the maximum $1.25 billion but so far hasn’t spelled out what it’s for,” Thursday editorial You are correct in calling the planning of the bond program botched. I was skeptical about the late addition of $250 million in unspecified funds to […]

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Arkansas

Critics Say Arkansas Neglects Inmates’ Health

Newsweek began examining criminal justice issues in Arkansas after reporting in January on the death of Larry Eugene Price, who starved to death in an Arkansas jail. His case is now the subject of a federal lawsuit. This installment examines healthcare issues and how overcrowding and understaffing in jails and prisons across Arkansas is impacting […]

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Arkansas

Improving Arkansas prison mental health services focus of legislative hearing

Formerly incarcerated individuals and prison reform advocates told lawmakers Monday that inadequate mental health services is one of the Arkansas Department of Corrections’ biggest problems.  LeDeana Biddle, founder of the nonprofit advocacy group Arkansas Department of Corrections Family Support, was one of a dozen people who told the Joint Committee on State Agencies and Governmental […]

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Mayor

Extra Time: Scathing report on George Santos; Mayor Eric Adams addresses youth mental health

NEW YORK (WABC) — In this edition of Eyewitness News Extra Time, have the latest on a new, scathing report from the House Ethics Committee on Rep. George Santos. The committee says it found substantial evidence the freshman lawmaker from Long Island broke the law. The committee says Santos used money meant for his campaign […]

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Alabama

Friendship with Alabama U.S. Senator part of John Fetterman’s life after depression treatment | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Before Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman checked himself in to a hospital for clinical depression in February, he used to walk the halls of the Senate stone-faced and dressed in formal suits. These days, he’s back to wearing the hoodies and gym shorts he was known for before he became a senator. People close to Fetterman […]

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Arkansas

Capitol review: Week 1 brings a new chapter to Arkansas

Lt. Gov. Leslie Rutledge oversees proceedings on the Arkansas Senate floor Thursday. Screenshot: Courtesy of the Arkansas Legislature The 94th General Assembly started its biennial session this week and Arkansas’ new leader was sworn in, meaning the Capitol was buzzing. Catch up quick: In addition to Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the state’s new lieutenant governor, […]

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Mayor

Mayor Daniella Levine Cava wants residents who are in distress over the holidays to reach out for help

Mayor Daniella Levine Cava to deliver holiday safety message Mayor Daniella Levine Cava to deliver holiday safety message 01:20 MIAMI – The holiday season can be especially stressful for some. On Monday, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava will be joined by Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez, former Miami Dolphins Dan Marino and Nat Moore, and […]

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Mayor

Opponents of Mayor Eric Adams’ mental health plan say city should instead focus on reinvesting in social programs

NEW YORK — A week after introducing a controversial plan to remove the mentally ill from the streets, Mayor Eric Adams is facing calls to drop it and instead focus on restoring social program cuts to the city’s budget. There was outrage on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday over the mayor’s efforts to […]

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