Mental Health

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Curbing People With Mental Illness Away From Jail

Newsy takes an inside look at Miami-Dade’s Mental Health Program, and how it helps people get treatment, and avoid jail.

 | Haley Bull

A nurse communicates through glass.

Where Do Front Line Workers Go For Help With Mental Health Challenges?

Trauma of tragedy, pandemic burnout and long hours may push physicians to need mental health treatment, but stigma keeps them from getting help.

 | Amber Strong

America's Breakdown: Confronting Our Mental Health Crisis

Newsy exposes the important nuance in America's mental health crisis, with a focus on how people are overcoming their struggles.

 | Matt Simon

Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy

Some Musicians Play Through Mental Health Issues From Industry

Seventy-three percent of independent musicians have battled stress, anxiety and depression, according to a Record Union report.

 | Casey Mendoza

Church members stand.

How Christians Are Coupling Biblical Concepts With Mental Wellness

Leaders in faith and science are trying to bridge the two in the mental health space by providing resources and support to congregations.

 | Amber Strong

Johnny Pinchback, who spent 27 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault before DNA evidence cleared him

Exonerees Share How They Cope With Mental Health Challenges

Newsy spoke with two people who lost decades of their life because of crimes they didn't commit and how they cope with all that stolen time.

 | Jamal Andress

Shea Olcheski

Former Journalist Recounts Battle With Burnout, Mental Health Struggle

A Delaware resident and former journalist opens up about her struggle with mental health.

 | Scripps News Staff

Children attend school

How To Understand And Watch For Signs Of Child Abuse

Newsy hears from an expert about how to protect children who may be experiencing abuse.

 | Chance Seales and Scripps News Staff

A visitor makes a photo at the TikTok exhibition

TikTok Is Helping Foster Conversations About Mental Health

Therapist Courtney Tracy says TikTok is helping people talk about mental health. But she also warns of the dangers of misinformation.

 | Casey Mendoza

Jane Fitzpatrick

A Pediatric Therapist Speaks On Trauma Of Abuse In Children

A young woman who works as a pediatric behavioral therapist speaks about her experience with her own PTSD growing up.

 | Scripps News Staff and Isbella Diaz

Empty desks in a classroom

New Orleans Students' PTSD Rank Higher Than The National Average

One couple shares how the troubles of post-traumatic stress disorder affected their children's mental health and changed all of their lives.

 | Tammy Estwick

A man and woman sit down at a table in a park

Psychologist Says There's A Rise In The Number Of Lonely, Single Men

An article in Psychology Today sparked heated discussions online and on social media. Some agreed, while others were angry and offended.

 | Cat Sandoval

Reverend Denise Walden Glen

Focusing On Community, Faith And Mental Health After The Tops Shooting

Reverend Denise Walden Glen shares stories of community and faith in the days after the shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, New York.

 | Scripps News Staff and Isbella Diaz

U.S. veteran Sergio Alfaro

U.S. Veteran Shares Message Of Hope After Battling PTSD

Former U.S. Army medic Sergio Alfaro returned from Iraq with the realities of war burned into his mind.

 | Scripps News Staff

U.S. Veteran Connor McDaniel

The Struggle And Rising Need For Veterans To Get Mental Health Care

Research shows nearly half of American veterans who need mental health care don't get it.

 | Alexandra Miller

A doctor stands at a desk.

Buffalo Tragedy Highlights Need For Black Mental Health Care Workers

In the aftermath of the Buffalo mass shooting, health care workers were faced with another crisis: the need for diverse mental health professionals.

 | Amber Strong

Joe Prude, brother of Daniel Prude, right, and his son Armin, stand with a picture of Daniel Prude in Rochester

Officers Get New Partners In Effort To Decriminalize Mental Illness

In Virginia police officers are now working with mental health clinicians to reduce deadly encounters between police and the mentally ill.

 | Amber Strong

Retired veteran and mental health advocate Sam Peterson

KMGH: As Mental Health Is More Widely Acknowledged, Men Still Struggle

A growing number of men are speaking up and spreading awareness about the importance of other men prioritizing mental health.

 | Dan Grossman and Scripps News Denver

Actor  Jonah Hill.

Celebrities Setting Boundaries To Prioritize Mental Health

Celebrities are prioritizing their mental health over fame and fortune, kicking stigma to the curb.

 | Diana Zito

Kaiser Permanente mental health workers and supporters march outside a Kaiser facility in Sacramento

California Mental Health Workers Go On Strike

Mental health clinicians are going on strike, as many providers complain their patients aren't getting the help they need.

 | James Packard

A person holds a shirt with a photo of Brianna Grier's face above.

Brianna Grier Funeral Raises Calls For Mental Health Response Teams

Brianna Grier died after sustaining injuries in police custody. Funeral attendees called for mental health support and justice in the investigation.

 | Maura Sirianni

Person using smartphone

New Mental Health Hotline 988 Launches July 16

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat

 | Clayton Sandell

A memorial for Robb Elementary School victims

The Mental Health Impact Mass Shootings Have On Survivors

A Parkland shooting survivor shares coping mechanisms with the community of Uvalde, Texas.

 | Axel Turcios

A person holds a phone.

How The New 988 Hotline Will Change Mental Health Crisis Response

Calling 988 will act as a new hotline for mental health emergencies, caring for callers before other emergency services intervene.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Exploring The Causes And Effects Of Anxiety

Examining the evolutionary roots of anxiety, and the effects it has on our mental health.

 | Scripps News Staff and Lindsey Theis

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Families Look For More Affordable Mental Health Treatment Options

A new report shows that one-third of Americans are so stressed about the pandemic they're having a hard time with basic decisions.

 | Lindsey Theis

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley.

Atlanta Falcons Wide Receiver Calvin Ridley Steps Away From Football

Ridley says he needs to take some time away from the game to focus on his own mental well-being.

 | AP

Man looks at a horse.

KMGH: Horses Help Heal Colorado Veterans Battling PTSD

The nonprofit also helps veterans' families and first responders.


Simone Biles, of the United States, watches gymnasts perform at the Olympics.

Supporters Rally Behind Simone Biles

Biles did not compete in the all-around women's gymnastics competition after pulling out of the event to focus on her mental health.

 | Eliana Moreno

Duo sits six-feet apart

Struggling With Reentry Anxiety? You're Not Alone

Americans may feel stressed about going back to pre-pandemic life.

 | Scripps