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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

Missing. (CBS)

Patient Missing From San Mateo County Mental Health Center

A 67-year-old man walked away from a mental health center in unincorporated San Mateo County Friday afternoon.

11/03/2012

Missing UC Davis student Linnea Lomax (CBS)

Searchers Looking For Missing UC Davis Student Find Human Remains

Sacramento police are investigating whether a decomposed body found Friday was that of a UC Davis student missing since June.

09/07/2012

Girls Inc

Community Corner: First Resource Center For Girls In Oakland

Girls Inc. of Alameda County, a nonprofit that serves high-risk girls, broke ground on its new center in Oakland Thursday.

07/01/2012

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Long Wait For Mental Health Support At Oakland’s VA Office

Since 2007, the VA has experienced a 35 percent increase in the number of veterans receiving mental health services.

04/20/2012

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