Mental health

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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


Police Car, light, siren, generic

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.


California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.


An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

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

BART Police

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.


Elderly person gets pushed in a wheelchair

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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