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The allegations by Dr. Michael Golding include claims that the frequency with which inmates are treated by psychiatrists and receive their medications is not being reported truthfully. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller’s court in Sacramento wants to hear from Golding in testimony later this month before deciding how to proceed further over his allegations.
No comprehensive survey of fire-related injuries or hospitalizations from the Redwood Valley wildfire in Mendocino County has been compiled. But beyond the physical toll, grief has weighed heavily on the shoulders of the community in the months since.
Currently, less than 1 in 4 women with maternal depression receive treatment for the disorder, usually because they’re never screened for it. New legislation seeks to improve those statistics.
A scathing Homeland Security inspector general report found startling health and safety issues at a private, for-profit immigration jail in Adelanto, California. Among other problems, detainees reported waiting “weeks and months” to see a doctor, and inspectors met with a dentist who dismissed the necessity of fillings, and suggested that detainees use string from their socks to floss, the report said.
Currently, conservatorship laws often block counties from helping people suffering from both mental illness and substance abuse if they refuse assistance, officials say. The new legislation would create pilot programs in San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles to expand that power. It was one of several bills that Gov. Jerry Brown approved this week, but a closely watched measure on abortion pills at public universities is still sitting on his desk.
The National Institutes of Health is a big winner in the bill, which passed the House 361-61. The agency will see a 5 percent boost in its budget.
Facebook employs more than 7,500 workers to monitor written posts and images. Director of communications Bernie Thomas says Facebook ensures “that every person reviewing Facebook content is offered psychological support and wellness resources.” However, the lawsuit claims workplace safety guidelines aren’t followed.
Bills on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk could require some providers to screen moms for these disorders. Hospitals and other facilities offering deliveries would also have to educate staff about the issue.
“There are many little roads in Amador County that have a lonely person at the end of them,” says Ursula Tocher.
The program was started last summer, but almost no one has sought to utilize the services. “It’s a failure to contact them. To fully inform them. And to break the stigma,” said Kristofer Goldsmith, an Iraq vet who works with the Vietnam Veterans of America.