TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Family & Children's Services has taken a $4.5 million step to salvage a state grant and implement programs to expand mental health services in the Tulsa area. The agency had partnered with Hillcrest Medical Center in August 2012 to secure a $1.5 million grant from the... more »
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin says Oklahoma should expand access to mental health services. At a forum sponsored by The Associated Press, Fallin on Wednesday said her legislative plan will include three crisis centers, a suicide prevention initiative and a treatment program for prescription drug abuse. The mental... more »
DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper is asking Colorado lawmakers for $18.5 million to expand mental health services, including opening five urgent care mental health centers, as a response to this summer's mass shooting at an Aurora theater. The governor's office said Monday that the services Hickenlooper and state health... more »
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A former Arapahoe County sheriff who pleaded guilty to trading methamphetamine for sex with a man won't have to undergo a mental health evaluation that's meant for sex offenders. Patrick Sullivan was sentenced in April to 38 days in jail and two years of probation for... more »
DENVER (AP) - A bill to limit the number of mentally ill inmates who can be put in solitary confinement in Colorado prisons faces its first vote in the Legislature.
The Senate Judiciary Committee was scheduled to vote Tuesday on the measure. The percentage of Colorado inmates with mental... more »
Democratic State House Representatives Sal Pace and Angela Giron will rally with employees at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo tomorrow to push for more employees at the facility.
A report was recently critical of staffing levels at the hospital. The audit was done after several patients died... more »
A man accused of killing his girlfriend and dismembering her body is headed to the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo. On Monday, John Paul Williams was found incompetent to stand trial in the murder of Rebecca Magallanes. News First 5 talked with the victim's brother and sister-in-law who are... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - A former JetBlue flight attendant accused of cursing out a passenger and sliding down an emergency exit chute will be mentally evaluated for a possible plea deal.
Steven Slater appeared Tuesday in a New York City courtroom for a brief hearing on criminal mischief charges.... more »