Miriam Carey, Identified Capitol Hill Car Chase Driver, Was Taken For Mental-health Evaluation


Mental health economic impact in the billions of dollars

5, 2013, 12:06 a.m. ET A woman who multiple law enforcement sources identified as the driver who ran her car into a White House barrier Thursday and died after a subsequent car chase and police shooting around the U.S. Capitol was taken for a mental-health evaluation after an encounter with police in Connecticut nearly a year ago, CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports. Play Video Raw video: Capitol Hill car chase, shooting Law enforcement sources confirmed to Orr Friday that Miriam Carey, 34, a licensed dental hygienist of Stamford, Conn., told police in December that she was a prophet, that President Obama would place the city of Stamford under a “lockdown” and that he had her and her residence under electronic surveillance. The encounter led to Carey being taken for a mental-health evaluation, Orr reports. She was not arrested or charged with a crime. It was not clear what kind of treatment was prescribed after her evaluation.
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It Takes a Village: Mental Health Screening of Adolescents in Today’s Digital Age Can Lead to Healthier and Happier Teens

4, 2013, 1:05 p.m. EDT Members Of National Coalition Of Maternal Mental Health Speak Out About Capitol Hill Car Chase Experts remind law enforcement officials and the public of the number of women who suffer from maternal mental health disorders and need for all mothers to be screened for postpartum depression and psychosis WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — One day after the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health held its first meeting in Washington D.C., Miriam Carey, a 34-year old mother, drove her car with her one-year old baby in it into police barricades near the White House. “Because Ms. Carey appears to have no motive and had her baby with her, we feel compelled to urge investigators to determine whether she was screened and being treated for a maternal mental health disorder,” said Joy Burkhard, Founder of the Coalition and the 2020 Mom Project. According to Postpartum Support International, up to 20 percent of pregnant women and new mothers will experience a maternal mental health disorder, yet most are never screened, diagnosed or treated. Less than half a percent of new mothers will suffer from a psychosis, in which there is a severe break in reality.
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Mother says son was a victim of mental health crisis

Marino believes that pediatricians should be regularly exploring the following questions with their adolescent patients: Have you lost interest in things you used to enjoy? Have you had any change in your sleep patterns? Have you had any thoughts about hurting yourself? Have you been feeling sad, down, or depressed much of the time? While pediatricians and other primary care physicians are well-positioned to screen for anxiety and mental health problems in the exam room, identifying problems early, Dr. Marino stresses, begins at home. “Parents can play an active role in assessing their adolescents’ stress levels and mental well-being by understanding the warning signs that might indicate additional help is needed,” notes Dr.
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Members Of National Coalition Of Maternal Mental Health Speak Out About Capitol Hill Car Chase

The next day, Taylor-McPhail believes Jordan thought he was leaping through “the grid” and into what he believed was a “different dimension.” “He jumped out of the Fairmont Hotel, the eleventh story,” she said. Pausing to let it sink in, Taylor-McPhail stared into her folded hands, then looked up and admitted, “This is the first time I’ve been in downtown Seattle since he died.” She now wonders if her son would still be alive had a psychiatric bed been available. “Had there been room, they may have taken Jordan that night,” she said. In February, the Problem Solvers reported on the widespread and legal practice of boarding mental illness patients. “It’s really tragic because people aren’t getting the level of services that they need at the time of detention, eventually they get the help they need,” said Amnon Shoenfeld, Director of King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division. Already this year, Shoenfeld says 1,521 patients in King County had to wait to get help and were parked or boarded in a hospital ER until a psych bed became available. They’re kept safe, but get no mental health treatment while they wait. In Snohomish County, 41 percent of its patients waited.
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In addition, thereas the cost to Canadian employers from the loss of productivity, the actual cost of some of the extended health care programs. Itas speculated that the largest cost to drug programs is in fact anti-depressants.a But Legge said the reality is that the issue can be fixed if environments are created that allow companies to help their employees with mental health issues and create supportive programs. On Thursday, the Counselling Centre through its website http://www.calgarycounselling.com, will have a free online test for depression for people to take. Robbie Babins-Wagner, chief executive of Calgary Counselling Centre, said people who have depression donat normally seek resources or help. aWe do this as a community service because weare very concerned about the rising rates of depression in Calgary and around the world,a she said. aSo we do this as a way to help people become aware, become interested and possibly to get screened to see if they need to do anything. aResearch in the U.S.
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