mental illness

As justice for the murder of Nipsey Hussle continues to get underway, the new lawyer for his alleged killer, Eric Holder, is now claiming his client has a history of mental illness that could affect his conviction.

NEW YORK (AP) — More than three weeks after Brandon Bell stopped showing up at a New York office that serves people with schizophrenia, employees finally located him at a nearby homeless shelter. The office remains open, but patients aren’t stopping by as much during the pandemic. Group activities such as the weekly Caribbean lunch […]

PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of people including a presidential candidate spoke out on Twitter this week after a 17-year-old black youth was killed at suburban convenience store, allegedly by a white man charged Tuesday with first-degree murder who has said he felt threatened by the boy’s rap music. Family members have told local media that […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An autistic man walks out of a store without paying for a toy he picked up. He’s followed by a storekeeper demanding he come back inside. The situation quickly escalates, and police are called. Officers arrive, their patrol car’s lights flashing and sirens blaring, to find the man in the parking lot, […]

DALLAS (AP) — David Stevens was out for his usual morning run in October of 2015 when he passed under a bridge on a Dallas jogging path. There, prosecutors say, he was accosted and hacked to death by a former Texas A&M football player wielding a machete. That player, Thomas Johnson, went on trial Monday, […]

Idris Elba’s daughter, Isan, used her platform as a 2019 Golden Globes Ambassador to bring awareness to mental illness in the Black community during a panel discussion at luncheon in Beverly Hills last week. “It was only about two years ago that my mom opened up to me,” Isan shared with PEOPLE about her mother, Hanne “Kim” Norgaard, who […]

A college student from Illinois who shot his parents to death in his Central Michigan University dorm room will not have to stand trial, the Detroit Free Press reports. James Davis Jr., 20 shot his parents when they came to get him from his college after reports that he was acting erratically. the night before, […]

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A paroled robber who allegedly stabbed to death an 18-year-old woman in an unprovoked attack at a California train station is mentally ill and failed to receive proper treatment, his family said Tuesday. John Cowell, 27, was arrested Monday night on a Bay Area Rapid Transit train in the San Francisco […]

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A hunch from a retired detective married to his ex-wife helped lead police to a man suspected of shooting six people to death in the Phoenix area, some of whom were connected to his divorce, authorities said after the assailant killed himself with officers closing in. A round-the-clock investigation that began […]

BALTIMORE (AP) — The mother of a mentally ill woman who was left in the cold outside a Baltimore hospital wearing only a flimsy gown and socks says the 22-year-old daughter was denied her lawful right to medical care. Cheryl Chandler said at a news conference Thursday that her daughter faced life-threatening conditions on the […]

Cheryl, the 22-year-old's mother, told CBS News that the University of Maryland Medical Center just disposed of her child as if she was trash.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man charged in a mass shooting at a Tennessee church expressed suicidal thoughts in June and had a volatile relationship with a woman that twice involved law enforcement this year, according to police records. Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, is charged with the fatal shooting of one woman and is expected […]