Mental Health

Judge Steve Leifman (Source: CBS4)

Dade Judge Honored With Judicial Excellence Award

Miami-Dade County Judge Steve Leifman, who has long led efforts to change the way the legal system handles people with mental illnesses, was honored this week with the newly established Chief Justice Award for Judicial Excellence.

07/16/2015

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Study: Kids With Better Memories Are Good Liars

Is your youngster a good liar? It may not be such a bad thing, research shows.

06/22/2015

Chris Borland #50 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after a tackle against the New York Giants in the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 16, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Source: Al Bello/Getty Images)

NFL Player Retires At Age 24 Over Concerns Of Head Trauma

As more and more cases of current and former NFL players having head issues come out, the more those players are taking note of the dangers of playing the sport.

03/17/2015

Cooking Class

Cooking Classes Could Help People Cope With Mental Health Problems

Some counselors, treating patients with issues such as stress, anxiety and depression, are turning to cooking classes to help them cope with mental health problems.

02/20/2015

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How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever

Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.

12/08/2014

Brain Scan

CBS4 Investigates: Mental Mayhem

Across the nation, mental illness is page one. It’s mayhem all too personal for some South Florida families.

CBS Miami–11/20/2013

Joseph Wilner, 59, was being held in the psychiatric ward of the Miami-Dade County Jail.
(Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

“Forgotten Floor” Inmate Dies At Hospital

An inmate on the ninth floor of the Miami-Dade County Jail has died at the hospital.

CBS Miami–08/27/2013

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Revisiting The Forgotten Floor

“Getting arrested for a misdemeanor with a severe mental illness should not result in a death sentence. And that’s what happened here.” So says Miami Dade Judge Steve Leifman, expressing outrage as he looks into the housing and treatment of inmates with mental illness housed at the Miami Dade Detention Center.

CBS4–07/25/2013

Franklin Rosario (Source: CBS4)

CBS4 Investigates: Soldier Battling PTSD Ends His Life

A South Florida soldier battling post-traumatic stress disorder whose struggles were previously profiled by CBS4 News has taken his own life.

05/15/2013

FAU College Student Goes Nuts

Family: FAU Student’s Classroom Outburst Was Bipolar Related

The family of an FAU student caught on video erupting during an evolution class is speaking out about the episode.

CBS4–03/29/2012

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