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.
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.
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.
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.
The student who killed six people near the University of California, Santa Barbara, detailed in a manifesto how deputies almost thwarted his killing plan.
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.
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.
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.
State officials have fined Kaiser Permanente $4 million, alleging the health care giant failed to provide adequate mental health services.
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.