MENTAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MENTAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah judge rules that fMRI experts can’t testify in 2015 murder trial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58237289-78/valdes-roddy-experts-trial.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58237289-78/valdes-roddy-experts-trial.html.csp">Utah judge rules that fMRI experts can’t testify in 2015 murder trial</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="2014-07-29T20:39:28.773-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 08:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two medical experts will not be allowed to testify on behalf of accused killer Jeremy Lee Valdes’ 2015 trial, an Ogden judge ruled Tuesday. Valdes, 37, is charged in 2nd District Court with two counts of capital murder for the 2009 deaths of Matthew Roddy, 30, and Roddy’s mother, Pamela Knight Jeffries, 53. Valdes is also charged with second-degree felony obstructing justice, and joyriding and two counts of abuse or desecration of a human body, all third-degree felonies. On Tuesday, Judge Mark ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58237289@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:39:28 MDT New Mormon mental health group to take less-churchy approach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58211921-180/health-lds-mental-mormon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58211921-180/health-lds-mental-mormon.html.csp">New Mormon mental health group to take less-churchy approach</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T16:43:10.136-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Next week, a group of newly organized mental health providers, clinicians, educators and advocates — interested in or working with the LDS population — will meet in Utah. Organizers created the Mormon Mental Health Association in June to provide “training, research, strategy, collaboration and education in the mental health treatment of Mormons, helping ensure that this population’s needs are being met by trained professionals who adhere to their professions’ code of ethics.” There already is th...</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> 58211921@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:43:10 MDT U.S. jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58182197-68/mental-inmates-says-jails.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58182197-68/mental-inmates-says-jails.html.csp">U.S. jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ADAM GELLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T15:16:04.041-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 03:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinical social worker Elli Petacque Montgomery, his bulging eyes a clue that something’s not right. “They say I got bipolar, that’s all,” he says. “OK, are you taking your meds?” she asks. “When I can get them,” he answers. “I’m down here every day,” Montgomery says. “Every morning I hear this.” The Chicago jail and many of its 3,300 counterparts across the coun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581821972014-07-14T15:16:04.041-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-14T15:16:04.041-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182197@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:16:04 MDT Father of killer hopes to prevent mass murders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58127855-68/rodger-mental-barbara-elliot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58127855-68/rodger-mental-barbara-elliot.html.csp">Father of killer hopes to prevent mass murders</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">the Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T19:51:14.233-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 07:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • The father of the young man who killed six people and injured 13 others near the University of California, Santa Barbara, last month says it’s his “duty” to help prevent future mass killings. In a letter provided to ABC News on Friday, Peter Rodger wrote that he wants to help people recognize warning signs of mental illness within families. He said his son, Elliot, hid his sickness from his parents, mental health professionals and law enforcement. In hindsight, the father said, he...</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> 58127855@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:51:14 MDT Utah State Hospital dedicates new pediatric center http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58057669-78/hospital-state-utah-mental.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58057669-78/hospital-state-utah-mental.html.csp">Utah State Hospital dedicates new pediatric center</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-12T21:19:34.163-06:00">Updated Jun 12, 2014 09:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">During his 12 years as superintendent of the Utah State Hospital, Mark Payne often walked the hospital grounds, reflecting on the importance of preserving the peaceful, therapeutic mountainside setting. Later, as director of the state’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, he fought for funding to upgrade and repair the hospital’s aging buildings. Funding was delayed by a legislative push to privatize the hospital, but eventually came through for two facilities — after Payne’s sudden d...</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> 58057669@www.sltrib.com Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:19:34 MDT