mental health

Cigarettes and pot linked to teen psychosis

For teens, using either marijuana or cigarettes is associated with higher odds of psychotic-like experiences, a new study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry found. Psychosis describes the mental condition of losing touch with reality, such as experiencing hallucinations or delusions.

This is the cognitive test the president passed

Before President Donald Trump's physical examination on Friday, Dr. Ronny Jackson had decided he wasn't going to perform a cognitive assessment. Jackson said he didn't feel the test was necessary. But the president requested he be tested, anyway.

6 teen suicides in 6 months in 1 Ohio school district

Late last week, Hayden Porter, a 15-year-old freshman at a high school in Ohio, took his life. He was the sixth current or former teenage student from the school district to kill themselves within the past six months.

Doctors want mental health evaluation of Trump

President Donald Trump is "in excellent health," White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, said following his physical Friday. But it's not clear whether any mental health tests were conducted, despite urging from mental health professionals.

Feds freeze mental health practices registry

Federal health officials recently froze a program aimed to educate the public and provide information about evidence-based mental health and substance abuse treatment programs.

How to cope with fears of a nuclear disaster

As North Korea and the United States continue to rattle their nuclear sabers, public tension is rising. North Korea's claim that the missile it fired Wednesday is capable of reaching any city on the US mainland, whether true or not, adds fuel to that fear.

Neil Heinen: Mental health matters

The Meriter Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital offers a crucial service that needs support

The Meriter Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital offers a crucial service that needs support