MENTAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MENTAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58436371-68/inmates-mental-illnesses-isolation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58436371-68/inmates-mental-illnesses-isolation.html.csp">Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ADAM GELLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP National Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T20:28:02.375-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 08:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico’s Valencia County Detention Center were always on. Locked inside, alone, for months, Jan Green — a 52-year-old computer technician with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder — rocked on a bench for hours, confiding in an imaginary companion. “I would talk and hold conversations just in my little crazy world, I guess you would say, just to keep me company,” Green says. Though isolated, Green was, in a sense, far from alone. In jails aro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584363712014-09-20T20:28:02.375-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-20T20:28:02.375-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58436371@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:28:02 MDT Transgender teenager in confinement case escapes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420365-68/confinement-moved-teenager-agency.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420365-68/confinement-moved-teenager-agency.html.csp">Transgender teenager in confinement case escapes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T11:08:02.216-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 11:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hartford, Conn. • A troubled transgender girl whose imprisonment in Connecticut without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates escaped from custody Tuesday, state officials said. The teenager has been moved several times since a judge in April ordered her to be imprisoned at the request of the Department of Children and Families, who said she was too violent to remain in their custody. The teenager, most recently held at a facility for delinquent boys, escaped while attending her ...</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> 58420365@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:08:02 MDT Lawyer: South Carolina dad tied to his 5 kids’ deaths had mental issues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406329-68/jones-mental-says-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406329-68/jones-mental-says-court.html.csp">Lawyer: South Carolina dad tied to his 5 kids’ deaths had mental issues</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JEFFREY COLLINS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T09:15:01.748-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 09:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lexington, S.C. • Lawyers for the man who police say killed his five children has been treated for mental health issues in the past, and he has waived his first court appearance in South Carolina. Attorney Aimee Zmroczek wouldn’t elaborate on the mental health problems of 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr. She says lawyers want him evaluated as soon as possible. In court documents, Jones says appearing in court Friday would have undermined his ability to receive a fair trial and potentially taint...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584063292014-09-12T09:15:01.748-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T09:15:01.748-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406329@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:15:01 MDT Op-ed: More can be done to stop sexual abuse by therapists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58374285-82/sexual-therapists-utah-victim.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58374285-82/sexual-therapists-utah-victim.html.csp">Op-ed: More can be done to stop sexual abuse by therapists</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Amy Coombs</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T17:20:23.643-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Each major mental health profession subscribes to a code of ethics that strictly prohibits sexual contact between a therapist and client due to the imbalance of power and innate vulnerability associated with the fiduciary context of the therapeutic setting. While the majority of therapists are ethical, those who are not create a significant problem for both the credibility and integrity of the mental health professions. Most importantly, the damage and hurt imposed on a vulnerable client when se...</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> 58374285@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:20:23 MDT Utah walk, classes aim to help those with mental illness http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369602-78/illness-mental-utah-classes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369602-78/illness-mental-utah-classes.html.csp">Utah walk, classes aim to help those with mental illness</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="2014-09-05T07:16:20.868-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 07:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s largest event to raise mental health awareness, the 5K NAMI Walks Utah, is Saturday, and the classes it supports are getting underway as well. The Utah chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness hopes to raise $100,000 through the walk on Saturday. By mid-week, those walking had secured more than $70,000 in donations, said Mary Burchett, outreach specialist for NAMI in Utah. “We honor the lives of those we’ve lost to the illness and celebrate those on the path of recovery and well...</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> 58369602@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:16:20 MDT Germany opens memorial to Nazis’ 200,000 disabled victims http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364393-68/nazis-victims-disabled-germany.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364393-68/nazis-victims-disabled-germany.html.csp">Germany opens memorial to Nazis’ 200,000 disabled victims</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GEIR MOULSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T10:15:46.446-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 10:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • Germany on Tuesday inaugurated a memorial to more than 200,000 people with physical and mental disabilities killed by the Nazis after their lives were deemed “worthless.” The transparent 24-meter (79-foot) blue glass wall outside the Berlin Philharmonic concert hall is near memorials to the Jewish Holocaust victims and the Nazis’ gay and Gypsy, or Roma, victims, opened over the past decade. It stands on the site of a villa where the murder of patients at hospitals and mental institutes ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583643932014-09-02T10:15:46.446-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T10:15:46.446-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364393@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:15:46 MDT Letter: Utah must increase services to mentally ill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313751-82/utah-mental-health-robin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313751-82/utah-mental-health-robin.html.csp">Letter: Utah must increase services to mentally ill</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T19:52:51.719-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In 2002, I got lucky and ran into Robin Williams at Lake Tahoe where he was performing that night. Most of our talk was about the Winter Olympics that were going on in Utah. I found him to be approachable, pleasant to talk to and he made me laugh. With Robin and many other people with depression or bipolar disease, it is not hard to understand why people with these conditions do commit suicide. Depression and bipolar are horrible diseases which can be treated just like high blood pressure, cance...</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> 58313751@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:52:51 MDT Op-ed: Get the nonviolent mentally ill out of our prisons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293749-82/disorders-utah-brain-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293749-82/disorders-utah-brain-health.html.csp">Op-ed: Get the nonviolent mentally ill out of our prisons</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mary Jo McMillen and Jamie Justice</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T17:57:02.553-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 05:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Utah and the Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness (USARA) are longtime advocates for individuals and families who struggle with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. We’ve seen the triumphs and tragedies for Utahns across the spectrum. These brain disorders don’t confine themselves to any single age group, demographic or economic status. But all too often they contribute to actions that may land the person in the county jail or st...</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> 58293749@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:57:02 MDT Contra Costa Times: Williams’ death has an all-too-common cause http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58289422-82/depression-williams-mental-understanding.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58289422-82/depression-williams-mental-understanding.html.csp">Contra Costa Times: Williams’ death has an all-too-common cause</a></h4>