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California Fails To Track $13 Billion In Mental Health Funds 10 Years After Voters Approved Tax Measure

State and county officials cannot show how billions of dollars collected through a voter-approved tax on millionaires are being spent or whether the related programs have helped people with mental illness as voters intended, a state watchdog commission reported Tuesday.

01/27/2015

(AP)

Palo Alto School Reports Another High School Student Suicide; 3rd In Last 4 Months

Palo Alto school officials confirmed on Monday that a male Gunn High School senior died by suicide near his home Saturday morning. He was the third student or recent graduate who has taken his own life in four months.

01/27/2015

(CBS SF)

Kaiser Mental Health Workers Striking In 35 California Cities

About 2,600 Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals started a weeklong strike Monday morning protesting what they claim is a lack of staffing that’s affecting patient care.

01/12/2015

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How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever

Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.

12/08/2014

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Gov. Brown Signs California Gun Restriction Law, First In The Country

California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat.

09/30/2014

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Marin Co. Sheriff Defends Release Of Robin Williams’ Graphic Death Details

Sheriff’s officials in Marin County defended their decision to release details about how actor Robin Williams killed himself, saying state law requires they be disclosed to the public.

08/14/2014

Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

Contra Costa County Pushes To Sign Up Inmates Now Eligible For Medi-Cal Coverage

Contra Costa County is joining a long list of Bay Area counties to sign up one of the toughest populations for health care— jail inmates.

08/12/2014

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California Considers Gun Restriction Law For Mentally Unstable People After Isla Vista Killing Rampage

California could become the first state to allow family members, licensed therapists and health care providers to petition a judge to take firearms from someone who has shown signs that they could harm others or themselves.

08/04/2014

This unidentified man was admitted to San Francisco General Hospital on June 17, 2014. He is described as a man in his 50s, nearly 5'10", weighing 213 pounds. The man has brown and gray hair, blue eyes, and no tattoos. (San Francisco General Hospital)

Unidentified Patient At San Francisco General Hospital Reunited With Family

Family members have identified a man who showed up at San Francisco General Hospital more than a month ago but could not recall his name.

07/19/2014

San Francisco City Hall (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Approve Laura’s Law

The measure proposed by Supervisor Mark Farrell was approved by a 9-2 vote and will allow court-ordered treatment for the severely mentally ill.

07/09/2014

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