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College students examine hurricane effects on mental health in North Carolina

A univerisity research team is studying the effects of hurricanes on mental health throughout coastal North Carolina.

FCC votes to set up 3-digit suicide hotline number like 911

Federal regulators are setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline in order to make it easier to seek help and reduce the stigma associated with mental health.

Kamala Harris proposes doubling mental health treatment beds

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris wants to double the number of mental health treatment beds available across the country and increase access to virtual mental health counseling.
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Therapist gets candid through live mental health demonstration

With our busy schedules, we can sometimes overlook our mental health.

NC Superintendent speaks about new mental health bill for students

North Carolina is getting more serious about the mental health of public school students. 

Trump insists US has ‘very strong’ gun background checks

President Donald Trump is insisting that the U.S. already has "very, very strong background checks" for gun purchases. It's the latest sign that he is backing away from throwing his political support behind changes to the system that are opposed by the powerful gun lobby.

Trump wants to bring back mental institutions to address mass shootings

President Trump says he wants to reopen mental institutions as a way to address mass shootings, an idea he pushed twice Thursday and has floated before.
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Expert says mental illness should not be the key blame for mass shootings

On Monday, President Trump blamed the attacks on 'hatred' and 'mental illness'. The American Psychological Association has come out challenging the President's stance.

Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor teen angst

Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age angst also be used to detect it?

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