mental illness

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Midtown »

Hammer Attacker Was a 'Ticking Time Bomb,' Neighbors Say

David Baril's neighbors said his mental health had been deteriorating for years. 

Central Harlem »

NYPD Setting Up Treatment Center for Low-Level Offenders in Harlem

A Diversion Center where officers can take low-level offenders will open in Harlem this fall.

Morningside Heights »

Hillary Clinton Says Eric Garner Was 'Choked to Death'

Clinton referenced Garner in her first major policy speech which focused on criminal justice reform.

Bed-Stuy »

'The Wire' Actor Stars in Bed-Stuy Film Chronicling Mental Illness

Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe plays a Brooklyn native with a developmental disorder in the film "Knucklehead."

Flatbush »

3 Mentally Ill People Missing as City Endures Single-Digit Temps

Janet Markoe, Phillip Arabadjis and Thi Chau were all still missing Monday afternoon, officials said.

East New York »

NYPD Dragging Feet on Justice for Stabbing Victim Tanaya Copeland: Petition

Advocates and relatives of murder victim Tanaya Copeland, 18, want to see charges in her death.

SoHo »

'Wild Man of SoHo' Was Increasingly Hostile Before Scissors Attack: Locals

Residents said not enough was done to keep Richard Pearson, 49, off the streets.

Little Neck »

Teen Returns Home After Being Reported Missing From Hospital, NYPD Says

Arron Gouede, 17, went missing after walking out of Long Island Jewish Hospital, police said.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Man Arrested in Brick Attack on Marathoner, Police Say

Leon Sims, 25, attacked four people in a spree that started with his grandmother, police said.

Crown Heights »

Planned Crown Heights Facility for Mentally Ill Angers Homeowners

Scores of longtime homeowners oppose plans to build apartments for the mentally ill on their block.

Lower East Side »

Funny, Awkward Mental Health Stories Take Center Stage at LES Show

"Talk Therapy" showcases disturbing, triumphant and funny experiences with therapy.

Downtown Brooklyn »

Man Dies After Attack in Downtown Brooklyn SRO Facility

David Barron was found with a severe head wound in a Nevins Street building and later died, cops said.

Lower East Side »

Relatives Mourn Mentally Ill Man Who Jumped From Manhattan Bridge

Thomas Lee Miller, 33, jumped to his death from the Manhattan Bridge Friday evening.

Sunnyside »

Alleged Subway Pusher Erika Menendez Moved to Psychiatric Ward

Erika Menendez was transferred to Elmhurst Hospital's prison ward for women with mental illness.

Midtown »

Police Hunt Man Who Allegedly Pushed Straphanger Into Q Train's Path

Ki-Suck Han died after an unidentified man shoved him in front of a Q train at the 49th Street station.