Mental health

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

Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital, Nevada (CBS)

Feds Crack Down On Nevada Over Alleged ‘Patient Dumping’ Into California

The federal agency that oversees Medicaid and Medicare compliance has put Nevada on notice of “serious deficiencies” at a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital following reports it may have improperly bused patients to states across the country.

04/26/2013

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San Francisco Investigates Alleged Patient Dumping By Nevada Hospital

The city attorney said Monday he’s launching an investigation into whether Nevada health officials are systemically sending psychiatric patients to San Francisco and other cities.

04/22/2013

A stack of rifles is seen during a gun buy back program on December 15, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Thousands Of Guns Illegally Owned In California

California law enforcement officials said that close to 20,000 registered gun owners in the state are not supposed to have guns, but they still do.

01/30/2013

San Francisco City Hall. (Getty Images)

San Francisco To Implement Version Of Mental Health Treatment Law

San Francisco is poised to implement its own version of a California law that allows for court-ordered treatment for severely mentally ill patients.

01/29/2013

Jefferson Award Winner Marge Early (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: East Bay Thrift Shop Supports Mental Health Causes

A simple thrift store in Danville has become a community mainstay. The mission behind the market has earned the store’s founder a Jefferson Award.

01/23/2013

Residents pay tribute to the victims of an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 15, 2012.  (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Calif. State Senate Leader Seeks Mental Health Focus After Connecticut Shooting

While much of the political debate nationally and here in the Bay Area is centering on gun control following last week’s mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the head of California’s State Senate wants the focus to shift towards mental health.

12/20/2012

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