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  • Mentally ill man's deadly shooting fits troubling pattern

    January 25, 2016 12:28 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - A deadly confrontation between a mentally ill man and two sheriff's deputies in south Louisiana appears to fit a troubling, tragic pattern. Relatives say 32-year-old Michael Noel wasn't armed and didn't pose a threat when one of the deputies shot and killed him inside his home... more »
  • Judge says she did not involuntarily commit theater gunman

    July 27, 2015 6:09 PM

    CARROLLTON, Ga. - A judge in Georgia is correcting the record about a mental health evaluation of the man who killed two people and himself inside a Louisiana movie theater last week. The family of John Russell Houser obtained a protective order against him in 2008 after their lawyer... more »
  • Mental health experts respond carefully to mass killings

    July 27, 2015 12:21 PM

    Each time mental illness is cited as a possible factor in a high-profile mass killing, there's a collective sigh among mental health professionals. Even as they see an opportunity for serious discussions of problems and remedies, they also worry about setbacks to efforts to destigmatize mental illness. "Most people who... more »
  • Jindal calls for more mental illness gun laws after shooting

    July 26, 2015 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal said Sunday more states should have laws which would stop people with a history of mental illness from purchasing guns. The governor made the comments on a national Sunday morning talk show in the wake of a deadly movie theater shooting in Lafayette... more »
  • Beyond Bricks EBR needs your help to improve school system Play Video

    January 20, 2015 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Community leaders are begging for help hoping to "recharge" the East Baton Rouge school system after being plagued by hardship for several years. Poverty, mental illness and segregation are realities outgoing East Baton Rouge Superintendent Bernard Taylor said need to be talked about. He explained that... more »
  • The Mind's Eye Art Exhibition and Gala Play Video

    May 29, 2014 7:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Baton Rouge is hosting an event featuring works of art created by artists living with mental illness. NAMI Baton Rouge President Florence Day and Art Curator Melissa Precise visited 2une In Thursday to talk about "The Mind's Eye: Art... more »
  • Treatment for a rising mental illness trend Play Video

    April 3, 2014 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Health care leaders are responding as the number of people committed for mental illness is on the rise. Baton Rouge Police said they spend a lot of time with diagnosed patients who stop taking their medications. The Coroners Office ordered 6,000 patients be involuntarily committed for... more »
  • La. standoff gunman was treated for mental illness

    March 12, 2014 12:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A police report says the gunman who killed two hostages during a standoff last August at a rural Louisiana bank had been treated several weeks earlier for paranoid schizophrenia at a California hospital after returning to the United States from a trip to Yemen. The report... more »
  • Family of man accused of sending ricin letters speaks

    April 19, 2013 11:38 AM

    OXFORD - The family of a man accused of mailing ricin-tainted letters to the president and a U.S. senator says they have tried for years to get him help for his mental illness. Jack Curtis issued a statement on behalf of the family of his brother, Paul Kevin Curtis, on... more »
  • Solutions sought for mental illness, gun violence Play Video

    February 20, 2013 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers, law enforcement and health professionals met today in Baton Rouge to discuss links between mental health issues and gun violence, and how to solve them. People in Baton Rouge tell News 2 it's an issue they've had to struggle with for some time. "Nobody... more »
  • Charenton shooting raises questions about mental illness Play Video

    January 28, 2013 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Serious questions are being raised about mental health in the state following the shooting of three law enforcement officers and another man in Charenton, Louisiana over the weekend. Two of the victims died, one of them a police officer. "I can't believe the system failed that... more »
  • Judge: Man in school shooting not fit for trial

    January 7, 2013 5:42 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - A man accused of killing seven people at a small California Christian college has been deemed mentally unfit for trial. A judge issued the ruling Monday and ordered defendant One Goh to return to court Jan. 28. Goh is charged with seven counts of murder and three... more »

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