Bartenders may have role in assisting troubled war veterans

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For troubled war veterans, a friendly bartender can be the source of more than just drinks and a sympathetic ear.
A pilot study suggests that some bartenders may be in a good position to identify veterans in need of mental he…

Study examines risk factors of a mass shooting

EAST LANSING, Mich. — It’s easy for American society to label young killers as simply crazy. But new research suggests that a complex array of factors — from bullying to lack of parental support to ineffective mental health services — a…

Minorities get different mental health care in rich neighborhoods

Minorities living in relatively wealthy New York City neighborhoods are more likely to receive mental health care in emergency rooms and hospitals than white people living in the same areas, a new study concludes. The trend may suggest that minorities in these neighborhoods are receiving sporadic “crisis” care rather than regular mental health care. Blacks and Hispanics who live in low-poverty areas are also more likely to be referred to public mental health services by police or social services personnel rather than family or friends, as is the case for white residents.