Mental health

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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

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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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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

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