Mental Health

11 ABA Journal Mental Health articles.

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Federal judge orders mental health review of Guantanamo Bay prisoner
A federal judge has ordered a panel of American and foreign doctors to evaluate the mental health of a prisoner at Guantánamo Bay, the first time such a mixed medical commission has been used.
New York removes mental health question from state bar application
Bar applicants in New York will no longer have to answer questions about mental health conditions or treatment history as a result of action by the state’s court system.
6-year-old is held without mother’s consent under involuntary commitment law
A Florida mother says her 6-year-old daughter is traumatized after she was held without consent at a mental health facility following a temper tantrum at her school.
Netflix docuseries on former NFL player Aaron Hernandez misses opportunity to separate from the pack

Oklahoma lawyer Adam Banner dissects Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez. “The documentary series is definitely worth watching for those fans of the genre who are more interested in the sensational nature of high-profile cases,” he writes.

When caring costs you: Lawyers can experience vicarious trauma from work
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Mississippi violated ADA in its treatment of people with mental illness, judge says

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled this week that Mississippi’s failure to provide community-based mental health care…

Cases on BigLaw partner’s suicide, school’s trans bathroom policy turned down by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has left intact a federal appeals court ruling against the widow of a Reed Smith partner who blamed antidepressant labeling for her husband’s suicide.

The 7th…

In this state, almost all juveniles in detention facilities have at least 1 psychiatric diagnosis

In many school districts in New Mexico, juveniles with disabilities are disproportionately referred to police, according to an analysis of federal data by an investigative reporting group.

At least 29…

Lawyer faces contempt charges for alleged failure to show up for client hearings

A DUI lawyer in Virginia says he plans to reduce his caseload after he was accused of contempt of court for missing client hearings and failing to produce a client’s…




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