Mental Illness

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Corrections Dept. Announces Changes To Deal With Mentally Ill Inmates

The state’s Department of Correction plans to implement a number of changes after reports of abuse of inmates with mental illness surfaced.


Ronnie Candelaria arrested in connection with the murder of a mother and her son in SW Miami-Dade. (Source: MDPD)

Police: Double Murder Suspect Believed Victim Was The Devil

The 21-year-old accused of a double murder in a SW Miami-Dade home said, according to police, he wanted to kill the male victim because he believed he “was the devil.”


President of Broward County Crime Commission James De Pelisi (Source: My33)

Focus on South Florida: Broward Crime Commission

In advance of the commission’s upcoming annual conference in Deerfield Beach, which draws leading researchers and law enforcement from across the country, we discuss the latest research and scientific data on addressing and realizing addiction and mental illness. Specifically, how faking mental illness impacts on law enforcement, addressing the growing needs and dangers of addiction, and the role of states in overcoming addiction.

My TV 33–04/07/2014

Does My Health Insurance Cover Mental Illness Care?

Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.


Amy McClellan, Co-founder, The Key Clubhouse (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Mental Mayhem

In many cases, mental illness is tied to a crisis in mental healthcare. In her months-long CBS4 investigation Michele tracked the stories of families who have reached out to help. Some of their pleas went unanswered. We focus on a pioneering organization here in South Florida that works with men and women suffering from mental illness.

My TV 33–12/09/2013

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

Judge Steve Leifman/Miami-Dade County (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: The Forgotten Floor

The entire half hour of this week’s “Focus on South Florida” showcases the latest developments in CBS4 Chief Investigator Michele Gillen’s expose of the 9th floor of the Dade County jail, the so-called “forgotten floor”, where inmates suffering from mental illness are housed.

My TV 33–08/26/2013


Legislature Targets Mental Illness In New Gun Bill

The Florida Legislature is trying to clean up the mess left by Congress with a bill seeking to keep guns away from people with mental illnesses.

CBS Miami–04/23/2013

Alberto Carvalho, Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent and Steve Leifman, Miami-Dade County Judge  & Special Advisor on Criminal Justice and Mental Health for the Supreme Court of Florida (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida

Starting in March the Miami-Dade County School District will launch a program called “Typical or Troubled” which will train teachers to better spot the red flags of mental illness in middle and high school students. […]


Students (Source: CBS4)

Miami-Dade Schools To Train Teachers To Spot Mental Illness In Students

It’s called the silent epidemic; children and adolescents suffering from mental illness. Without early intervention it’s considered by many experts to be a time bomb.