By Sy Mukherjee on January 8, 2014
Gun violence prevention advocates say the proposed rules will help plug holes in the federal background check system -- without the harmful effects of further stigmatizing mental illness.
By Sy Mukherjee on January 7, 2014
The former gubernatorial candidate has introduced legislation to help prevent other families from enduring tragedies like the one his family experienced.
By Judd Legum on December 19, 2013
In a media environment increasingly dominated by celebrity, scandal and the political horserace, many of the most important stories receive scant coverage.
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By Sy Mukherjee on December 15, 2013
A year after the tragedy, advocates tout progress for mental health care in the states. But federal action continues to lag behind.
By Tara Culp-Ressler and Hayes Brown on December 13, 2013
From punchline to security threat, the world has found it easy to forget that Thamsanqa Jantjie is still a person -- one who needs help.
By Sy Mukherjee on December 12, 2013
The Senate Finance Committee adopted the Excellence In Mental Health Act as an amendment to the so-called "doc fix" bill on Thursday.
Just half of psychiatrists accepted private insurance between 2009 and 2010 -- while 90 percent of all other doctors take private insurance.
By Sy Mukherjee on December 10, 2013
The funds are meant to help community health centers improve their mental health services and make it easier for Americans in rural areas to access mental health care.
By Sy Mukherjee on December 3, 2013
At least 37 states have expanded mental health funding even as several bipartisan bills remain stalled in Congress.
By Aviva Shen on December 2, 2013
Carol Lester says the privately-run prison denied her medical care and then stuck her in solitary confinement after she complained about it.