Right now, Eddie Ray Routh is sitting in jail in Erath County, where he has been since February, when he was accused of shooting and killing former sniper Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a Glen Rose gun range. A recent New Yorker profile of Kyle outlined Routh's long history of mental ... More >>
Pranks are never more effective than when a prankster finds the precise border between reality and absurdity and just barely steps over it. This week's #CutForBieber trending topic--in which Justin Bieber fans were supposed to be cutting themselves in an attempt to force their ur-boyfriend off marij ... More >>
If former first lady Betty Ford didn't make it cool to go to rehab, she certainly helped erase some of the stigma associated with admitting to drug and alcohol abuse. She struggled publicly with alcoholism and painkiller addiction and, as a result, established the Betty Ford Center in California. T ... More >>
If you're high right now, you may want to tune in. Try not to giggle. A University Texas at Dallas professor was awarded nearly $2 million dollars to study marijuana addiction for the next five years. We're talking pot, the addiction suffered in silence -- or in inappropriate laughter at anything th ... More >>
Texas lawmakers gave cities the power to regulate homes for the mentally ill -- but so far, Dallas hasn't used it.
Every decent-sized courthouse in the country has its own serial pain in the ass, the guy who thinks nothing of suing the kids who threw a ball over his fence or the cat who pooped in his yard. But there's a special subset of filing addicts: the inmates who while away their time in the pokey filing k ... More >>
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Despite new state and federal regulations, mentally ill Texans are still dying while being restrained by the very people they turn to for help
For a growing number of Texas kids with mental illnesses, the only place to get help is behind bars.
This small electrical device may be the last hope for the chronically depressed
After years of financial neglect, the state is hoping a shot of privatization will cure Dallas County's addicted and mentally ill population
Seeking help for depression, Martha Hurt turned to therapists. That's when her insanity truly began.
Mentally ill Texans used to go to hospitals. Now, increasing numbers of them go to prison instead.
An unsolved string of cat mutilations in North Dallas leaves police and residents wondering who could do such a thing
As anguished Plano watched heroin pick off its children one by one, a cry went up for police to do anything to stop the deadly plague. Months later, some parents say they went too far.
Child psychiatrist Robert Gross claims malicious federal prosecutors unfairly charged him with fraud and forced him to flee to England. Is it the doctor or the judicial system that is out of touch with reality?
Dallas doctors believe they've solved the mystery of sick veterans, but find themselves in "a bloody scientific war" where they are branded charlatans
Huge and helpless, schizophrenic and hypertensive, Sammy Allen has fallen between the administrative cracks of a local mental health system that can't seem to get its ACT together
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