Mental Illness

Obama says the hacks brought attention to Hillary Clinton’s email scandal and issues within the Democratic National Committee.

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.

Shainie Lindsay says her partner Reginald Thomas "didn’t want to die,” instead he called the police on himself, asking for help.

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

A new report that took into account a two-year period of police-related shootings that ended fatally and revealed, by the report’s findings, that half the individuals killed suffered from some form of disability. The report from the Ruderman Family Foundation argues that the largest focus has been on minorities who have been shot and killed […]

African-Americans accounted for 35 percent of those shot by the city's police, while Latinos accounted for 57 percent killed by them.

After being diagnosed with schizophrenia, Romechia Simms allowed her son to die of hypothermia and dehydration while on a swing set. A judge is allowing Simms to seek medical treatment for her mental illness in lieu of prison.

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

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.

According to a new study, the suicide rate amongst African-American children has almost doubled within the last two decades. The research, which was published in…