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Mental health

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South Bay Police To Be Trained In Defusing Situations With The Mentally Ill

Police in Santa Clara County will soon receive training in how to recognize mental illness and learn strategies for handling people in crisis that do not involve using force.


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State Report Emphasizes Need For Funding At County Level

A report released by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office is cautioning state lawmakers to make sure that counties receive enough funding to take responsibility for a wide range of programs.


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East Bay Officers Get Training To Deal With Mental Health Issues

The Oakland Police Department, in partnership with the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, hosted the first Crisis Intervention Training for law enforcement officers this week. The first group of CIT trainees graduated on Thursday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/28/2011

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BART Officers In SF Shooting Had No Mental Health Training

BART is attempting to give all its police officers training in dealing with the mentally ill. However, two officers involved in a fatal shooting early this month had yet to receive it.


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Top Aging Expert Urges Santa Clara County To Prepare For Elder Boom

Aging baby boomers are more likely to need counseling and other mental health services as the population turns gray simply because of their longevity, according to the Obama administration’s point person on disability and aging.


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New San Francisco Police Procedures For Suspects With Mental Illness

San Francisco police will be trained in crisis intervention techniques to improve how officers interact with mentally ill suspects, the Police Commission said Wednesday.



Dad Of Dead Tracy Soldier Urges Army To Help Troops Fight Depression

The father of a soldier from Tracy, who apparently took his own life on a military base in Afghanistan, wants the military to do more to help returning vets cope with the atrocities they see in war.


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UCSF Research Team Tries To Unlock Lethal Neurological Disease

Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease, or CJD, is a devastating disease that takes away your life before it eventually ends it. A group of U.C. San Francisco researchers is the only team in the country working towards a cure.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/16/2010

Boxer Praises Completed Palo Alto VA Hospital

The last steel beam was put in place Thursday for a new 80 bed mental health center at the VA hospital in Palo Alto. Among those on hand for the topping out ceremony was California […]