mental illness

Did you know that 1 in 4 children in Richmond struggle with a mental illness? Dawud Nubian with (ICOS) chats with Miss Community about children and adults struggling with mental illness, but, help is on the way. Intensive Community Outreach Services (ICOS) presents Mental Health Awareness Day Community Cookout on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from […]

Did Drizzy go too far, or is hip-hop becoming too sensitive for conflict?

A New York cop shot and killed a 66-year-old Black woman wielding a bat in the Bronx on Tuesday evening. Police say they will investigate why the officer used lethal force instead of his Taser.

The Alfred Olango shooting raises more questions about the nation's police. How should they respond to the mentally ill?

Fourteen-year-old Bresha Meadows took the life of her father in July. She is currently behind bars on charges of aggravated murder. But Bresha’s family is calling her a “hero,” who saved them all from the verbally and physically abusive Jonathan Meadows. Police allege Bresha shot her father as he slept in their Warren, Ohio home, using the same gun with which […]

The entire police department, which consists of 12,000 officers, will receive training centered on mental health awareness.

The Denver District Attorney declined to charge the police officers involved in the death of a mentally ill man named Michael Lee Marshall, prompting the family to call for a federal investigation on Friday, KDVR reports.  The incident occurred in November 2015 when Marshall–a reported homeless paranoid schizophrenic–was arrested for trespassing. While in custody at the station, police claim […]

Lakeisha Holloway "has been hit with a total of 71 charges, prosecutors said Wednesday, adding up to more than a millennium worth of jail time," the report says.

Romechia Simms, the Maryland mother who was found pushing her dead son on a swing for two days earlier this year, has been charged with…

Shannon Miles, the man authorities say shot and killed a Harris County, Texas deputy sheriff last week, faced prosecutors on Monday.

The shooting deaths of WDBJ reporter and photographer is devastating, but Jeff Johnson says it’s another opportunity to discuss mental illness in the black community. Listen to the…

The man who carried an airsoft pellet gun and a hatchet into the Carmike Hickory 8 Cinema in Antioch, Tennessee was killed Wednesday.