Mental health

Father talking the phone. (Thinkstock)

Your Cellphone May Be Hazardous To Your Child’s Mental Health

It seems we’re never without them these days. Cellphones call us, text us, email and entertain us. Now psychologists say parents and caregivers should put them down because cellphones may be hazardous to our children’s mental health.

07/14/2015

Homeless encampment behind homes in South San Jose. (CBS)

Homelessness Costing Santa Clara County $520 Million A Year

Santa Clara County’s homeless situation is proving to be very expensive, costing the country more than half a billion dollars a year.

05/26/2015

Screenshot of PostItForward site on Tumblr. (CBS)

Tumblr #PostItForward Campaign Encourages Users To Open Up Without Fear Of Bullying

Tumblr has created a safe place for users to discuss their sexuality, mental health and self-esteem, without fear of getting bullied.

05/13/2015

App therapy is a growing field with at least half a dozen sites. (CBS SF)

Stressed Out? These 3 Apps Can Help Calm Nerves

A growing number of websites and apps are now offering help with stress, anxiety and other common mental health issues.

05/05/2015

William Shultz is accused of stabbing to death the younger brother of his best friend. (Contra Costa Co. Sheriff)

Family Of 9-Year-Old Fatally Stabbed In Discovery Bay Makes First Comments About Tragedy

The family of a 9-year-old boy slain Sunday morning in Discovery Bay was unaware that a family friend staying at their house overnight was showing signs of mental illness, their lawyer said Thursday. Meanwhile, the family spoke publicly for the first time about the incident.

04/30/2015

(Getty Images)

Obama Calls For End To Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy For Kids

President Barack Obama is calling for an end to psychiatric therapy treatments aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of gay, lesbian and transgender youth.

04/09/2015

Palo Alto High School

Palo Alto Schools Hire 2 Mental Health Experts As Student Suicide Crisis Continues

It’s being called a crisis; and now the Palo Alto Unified School District has voted to hire two mental health specialists in the wake of continuing student suicides.

04/01/2015

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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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