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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.

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.

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry, pleading and desperate. I need my medicine, she demanded. On her ninth day in the Duchesne County Jail, Tanna Jo Fillmore hanged herself in her cell. She never did get her meds.

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?

North Carolina barber school adds mental health course to its curriculum

Detecting critical mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and psychosis is now part of the course curriculum at a barber school in Charlotte for the very first time.

Details emerge about Kate Spade’s suicide note, personal struggles

The sister of celebrated fashion designer Kate Spade says she may have taken her own life because of a struggle with mental illness.

Local lawmakers meet in Raleigh for first committee meeting on school safety

The select committee was created in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Lawmakers call today setting the foundation to improve school safety.

LA jail adapts amid meth-fueled rise in mentally ill inmates

Perhaps the largest group of mentally ill inmates in the U.S. resides in Los Angeles, in one of the world's largest jail complexes.

18-year-old Zebulon man charged with decapitating mother

Eighteen-year-old Oliver Funez was charged with first-degree murder Monday after a deputy responding to a 911 call saw the man walk out of a home in Zebulon with his mother's head in one hand and what appeared to be a large knife in the other hand.

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Jury convicts Brunswick County man of 2017 murder

A Brunswick County man has been found guilty of a 2017 murder. 

Law enforcement increases patrols at Wilmington park following shooting

People are returning to a popular Wilmington park and law enforcement is stepping up patrols where shots rang out Wednesday evening on a basketball court. 

NCDHHS says 50% of NC adults vaccinated against COVID-19

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says more than 50% of adults 18 and older in the state have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Part of River Road closed due to gas leak in New Hanover County

A portion of River Road in New Hanover County is closed due to a gas leak.