MENTAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MENTAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Serial murders of secret infants, as alleged in Utah, ‘very rare’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57818420-78/child-com-http-mckee.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57818420-78/child-com-http-mckee.html.csp">Serial murders of secret infants, as alleged in Utah, ‘very rare’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lindsay Whitehurst</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T22:06:46.298-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 10:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Experts say there are few cases like that of a Pleasant Grove mother who allegedly killed six newborns and left them in cardboard boxes in her garage. “Sequential filicide like this is very rare,” said Geoffrey McKee, author of “Why Mothers Kill: A Forensic Psychologist’s Casebook.” The most recent case he could recall happened four years ago in France, when a woman admitted to suffocating eight of her newborns and concealing their corpses in the garden and garage of her home. Also in 2010, the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57818420@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:06:46 MDT Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like ‘deer in headlights’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801394-68/hurt-hribal-thomassey-attorney.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801394-68/hurt-hribal-thomassey-attorney.html.csp">Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like ‘deer in headlights’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Joe Mandak </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Kevin Begos</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T19:40:43.03-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 07:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pittsburgh • The 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing 22 people at his high school was dazed “like a deer in the headlights” hours later and doesn’t fully grasp what he did, his attorney said Thursday as he sketched out the beginnings of a possible mental health defense. Deepening the mystery of what set off the violence, attorney Patrick Thomassey said Alex Hribal had no history of mental illness or troublemaking, didn’t abuse drugs and was no outcast at school, where the lawyer described him as...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578013942014-04-10T19:40:43.03-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T19:40:43.03-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801394@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:40:43 MDT Editorial: Do not criminalize homelessness http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57759724-82/homelessness-health-homeless-problem.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57759724-82/homelessness-health-homeless-problem.html.csp">Editorial: Do not criminalize homelessness</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T13:29:23.88-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 01:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Homelessness is a problem for law enforcement. But it is not a law enforcement problem. Homelessness is a social, economic, mental health, substance abuse and health care problem. There are times when the misbehavior of homeless people requires someone to call the police. But it would be unfair to the police and cruel to the homeless to turn the woes of chronic homelessness over to even the most highly trained, even the most compassionate, law enforcement officers and expect them to take the pr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57759724@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:29:23 MDT Letter: There is a correlation between mental illness and Republicanism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57694686-82/percent-illness-mental-serious.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57694686-82/percent-illness-mental-serious.html.csp">Letter: There is a correlation between mental illness and Republicanism</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T07:45:35.001-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 07:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The article “Two faces of Utah: Healthy but mentally ill” (Tribune, March 17) contained one error (Arkansas 20.89 percent serious mental illness; should be 5.07 percent), but missed the point on correlation. Of the 32 states with more than the national average of 3.97 percent serious mental illness, only seven states (Washington, Vermont, Oregon, Maine, Rhode Island, Colorado, and New Hampshire) have predominantly Democratic state politics; Iowa is mixed; the other 24 are Republican. The 32 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57694686@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:45:35 MDT Letter: Could awful Utah driving habits be linked to high rate of mental illness? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57698099-82/mental-illness-utah-driving.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57698099-82/mental-illness-utah-driving.html.csp">Letter: Could awful Utah driving habits be linked to high rate of mental illness?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T01:01:03.176-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Having lived in several states, I’ve witnessed reckless driving habits of countless individuals from all walks of life, but I have yet to see a group of drivers as reckless, nay repulsive, as the ones I have seen here in this great state. After reading about our high rate of mental illness, the highest in the nation, actually, I thought that maybe the two were linked in some sort of way (“Two faces of Utah: Healthy but mentally ill,” Tribune, March 16). Does the “Awe, $?@! it” attitude of a lo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57698099@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT APNewsBreak: NYC inmate ‘baked to death’ in cell http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57704303-68/murdough-cell-death-heat.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57704303-68/murdough-cell-death-heat.html.csp">APNewsBreak: NYC inmate ‘baked to death’ in cell</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAKE PEARSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T17:23:02.16-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 05:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Jerome Murdough was just looking for a warm place to sleep on a chilly night last month when he curled up in an enclosed stairwell on the roof of a Harlem public housing project where he was arrested for trespassing. A week later, the mentally ill homeless man was found dead in a Rikers Island jail cell that four city officials say had overheated to at least 100 degrees, apparently because of malfunctioning equipment. The officials told The Associated Press that the 56-year-old former...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57704303@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:23:02 MDT Letter: Legislature, Utah’s rate of mental illness belie ‘elevated’ life http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693424-82/illness-mental-utah-elevated.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693424-82/illness-mental-utah-elevated.html.csp">Letter: Legislature, Utah’s rate of mental illness belie ‘elevated’ life</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T05:56:45.69-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 05:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I just read the review of our legislative session and that Utah has the nation’s highest rate of mental Illness (“The two faces of Utah: Healthy but mentally ill,” Tribune, March 17). Life elevated? Lynn Whittaker Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57693424@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:56:45 MDT The two faces of Utah: Healthy but mentally ill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57682340-78/utah-mental-health-illness.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57682340-78/utah-mental-health-illness.html.csp">The two faces of Utah: Healthy but mentally ill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T11:27:51.435-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 11:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah often ranks among the healthiest states, a place where residents have a strong sense of well-being. And yet Utah also has the nation’s highest rate of mental illness. What’s going on? “It’s an interesting juxtaposition,” says Doug Thomas, director of the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. “If I knew the answer, I’d be a wealthy man.” While both trends have been apparent for years, there’s still no definitive research into why Utahns suffer the highest rate of mental illn...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57682340@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:27:51 MDT Supreme Court skeptical of IQ test to decide executions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57627786-68/mental-disability-hall-score.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57627786-68/mental-disability-hall-score.html.csp">Supreme Court skeptical of IQ test to decide executions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK SHERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T20:45:22.568-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 08:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Supreme Court indicated Monday that states should look beyond an intelligence test score in borderline cases of mental disability to determine whether a death row inmate is eligible to be executed. Twelve years after the Supreme Court barred execution of the mentally disabled, the justices heard arguments about how states evaluate claims of mental disability that, if substantiated, protect inmates from being put to death. Five justices, enough to form a majority, pointed repeat...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576277862014-03-03T20:45:22.568-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-03T20:45:22.568-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57627786@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:45:22 MDT Competency review for Martin MacNeill delayed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57625796-78/macneill-case-abuse-martin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57625796-78/macneill-case-abuse-martin.html.csp">Competency review for Martin MacNeill delayed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T22:44:24.832-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 10:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • A competency review for Martin MacNeill, a former doctor recently convicted of killing his wife, was delayed Monday after mental health experts said they needed more time to evaluate the man. MacNeill’s attorney, Randall Spencer, asked for the competency evaluation in January, arguing that his client’s mental and physical health have deteriorated while he has been on suicide watch at the Utah County jail. He questioned whether MacNeill can help him prepare for trial in a sexual abuse ca...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57625796@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:44:24 MDT