Stephanie Stephens

‘Warm’ Hotlines Deliver Help Before Mental Health Crisis Heats Up

“Warmlines” are phone lines or electronic chat options for people who are not having a full-blown mental health crisis but who could use support to stave off one. They are a growing trend in mental health outreach to supplement existing hotlines, with one successful warmline in the Bay Area recently expanding to cover all of California.

Green House Grows New Model of Care

Supporters of the Green House Project — the first California outpost of which is about to open near Los Angeles — want to reinvent the traditional nursing home model, focusing on innovation, personal relationships and dignity.