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Mental health

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

Ecstasy pills. (Sean Garnsworthy/Getty Images)

Alexander Shulgin, ‘Godfather of Ecstasy’, Dies At Lafayette Home

Alexander Shulgin, a respected chemist famed for dusting off a decades-old recipe for the psychedelic drug ecstasy, died at his Lafayette home on Monday according to his wife.

06/03/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee speaks with KPIX 5 reporter Anne Makovec about the arrest of State Sen. Leland Yee, March 26, 2014. (CBS)

San Francisco Mayor’s Budget Would Include Nearly $100 Million In Affordability Measures

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee unveiled a new budget to the Board of Supervisors, which includes nearly $100 million in funds to help make the city more affordable.

06/02/2014

Bullet holes are seen in the window of the IV Deli Mart, one of several crime scenes on May 24, 2014 in Isla Vista, California. (Spencer Weiner/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Create Gun Violence Restraining Order, In Wake Of Isla Vista Rampage

The bill would let authorities confiscate guns from someone who threatens to commit violence, like the gunman in the massacre near UC Santa Barbara.

05/28/2014

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown identifies murder suspect Elliot Rodger (photo right) and some of the weapons he used, at a press conference in Goleta, California May 24, 2014.  Rodger, 22, went on a rampage in Isla Vista near the University of California at Santa Barbara campus, stabbed three people to death at his apartment before shooting to death three more in a terrorizing crime spree through the neighborhood.  (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Elliot Rodger Wrote 141-Page Manifesto After Deputies Knocked On His Door

The student who killed six people near the University of California, Santa Barbara, detailed in a manifesto how deputies almost thwarted his killing plan.

05/24/2014

A BART train at Embarcadero Station in San Francisco. (CBS)

BART Hires Employee To Seek Out Homeless, Find Them Help

The homeless often make their way to BART stations, platforms and trains, but the agency has taken steps to reach out to them by hiring a crisis intervention coordinator and mental health liaison.

03/10/2014

Vic and Mary Ojakian. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winners Save Lives By Getting Students Mental Health Help

This week’s Jefferson Award winners make a formidable team: together they’ve raised four children and built successful careers. But as Kate Kelly reports, none of it prepared them for what happened nine years ago.

09/25/2013

A Boeing 777 airplane lies burned on the runway after it crash landed at San Francisco International Airport July 6, 2013. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mental Health Services Made Available For Plane Crash Witnesses

Mental health support and counseling is available through various Bay Area organizations for those dealing with the aftermath of the deadly Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash on Saturday.

07/09/2013

Kaiser Permanente

California Slaps Kaiser Permanente With $4 Million Fine Over Mental Health Coverage

State officials have fined Kaiser Permanente $4 million, alleging the health care giant failed to provide adequate mental health services.

06/26/2013

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