Mental Health

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Primary Care Providers Can Help Teens Find, Manage Treatment For Depression

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — About 11 percent of adolescents in the United States have an episode of depression by age 18. “A combination of medicine and therapy can be effective, and in certain circumstances, either medicine […]

08/28/2014

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Mental Health Experts Reach Out To Franklin Regional During Conference

During its annual education conference, the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Southwestern Pennsylvania is reaching out to the Franklin Regional School District.

04/12/2014

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Helping The Franklin Regional Victims

After Wednesday’s tragic knife attack at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, a number of local churches have organized vigils and brought in counseling services to help the victims, their families and the community as a whole.

04/10/2014

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Doctor Offers Mental Health Perspective On Why Some Moms Harm Their Kids

Whatever was going through the mind of Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, we likely will never know.

04/02/2014

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Rep. Murphy Hopes Mental Health Bill Will Prevent Future School Tragedies

Police in Connecticut have released thousands of pages of documents from the investigation into last year’s school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

12/27/2013

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Rep. Murphy Proposes Mental Health Reforms

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) Earlier this year a man who was allegedly hallucinating and paranoid killed his 76 year-old grandmother in Gibsonia when he said the “Archangel Michael” made him do it. The family told KDKA’s John Shumway when it happened they wanted to see laws change because families need protection against thoughts who they feel are violent but have yet to act out.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/12/2013

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Man Accused In Grandmother’s Fatal Stabbing Waives Hearing

The attorney of a man charged with stabbing and killing his grandmother raises questions about how the mental health system handled the case.

12/06/2013

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For Depression: Counseling Or Acupuncture?

A recent study says both work equally well.

10/08/2013

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Donora Man Sentenced For Having Sex With Boy, And Family Cat

A Donora man was sentenced on charges he raped a 10-year-old boy and also had sex with the family cat.

05/22/2013

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Local Experts Weigh In On Background Of Alleged Boston Bombers

Local Experts Weigh In On Mentally of Alleged Boston Bombers and history of their native country.

04/19/2013

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Study Shows Babies’ Brains React To Arguments

You may think your baby doesn’t understand that argument you’re having, but he may be responding to it anyway.

03/27/2013

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Opening Statements Read In Trial For Alleged ‘Greensburg 6′ Ringleader

The trial for one of the members of the so-called “Greensburg 6″ began Monday morning.

02/04/2013

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Friday’s KDKA Afternoon News: January 18, 2013

Here’s a recap of the Friday edition of the KDKA Afternoon News, in case you missed anything.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/18/2013

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Psychologist Weighs In On Gun Control & Mental Health Debate

Can we keep firearms out of the hands of mentally ill people?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/17/2013

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Local Legal Expert Weighs In On “Greensburg 6” Case

The alleged ringleader of the so-called Greensburg 6 is charged with first-degree murder in the torture death of 30-year-old Jennifer Daugherty.

01/16/2013

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