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