Senate Democrats overrode a Gov. Chris Christie veto Thursday, pushing back against his rejection of a gun control bill that would prevent those with histories of mental illness from legally owning firearms.
Not all police in New Jersey are trained on how to deal with subjects suffering from mental illnesses — even though some of the highest-profile crimes across the country have been committed by people dealing with mental crises.
Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.
Amidst the flurry of information flying around about Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot who reportedly had a history of mental health issues, Dr. Jacqueline Brunetti called in to give her expert advice on screenings for pilots in the US.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Experts say the case of a mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death with salt appears be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy, a disorder in which caretakers purposely harm children and then bask in the attention and sympathy.
Adding to the systems that let the public know when a child has been abducted, or an elderly person can't be located, legislation in Trenton would introduce the Gold Alert System to help find another segment of vulnerable New Jersey residents.