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A hostage negotiation team says it is better equipped to handle people dealing with acute mental health problems in emergencies instead of resorting to using lethal force. Elsewhere, Sonoma County officials seek to lower the number of people jailed who have a mental illness.
Teachers and health professionals report post-election depression, anxiety and stress in young immigrants and minorities.
Using opioids to treat pain in seniors has been common, and that has led some to dependence disorders in later life.
A BuzzFeed investigation reveals the extent to which Universal Health Services employees say they were told to go to maximize profits for America’s largest psychiatric hospital chain.
San Francisco has committed counselors, doctors and lawyers to its sweeping efforts to get more people enrolled with the Supplemental Security Income program.
The U.S. Senate passed a landmark bill to help millions of Americans suffering from mental illness.
A billionaire hedge fund manager, whose son served in Afghanistan, has opened a chain of clinics to tend to the psychological needs of veterans.
Sponsors of Congressional action up for vote Wednesday have championed mental health changes since the 2012 Newtown shootings.
Education and better heart health may deserve credit.
Eighteen counties in California have adopted Laura’s Law, which allows for court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment, but Stanislaus County is still in its fact-finding stage.