Mental illness

William Shultz is accused of stabbing to death the younger brother of his best friend. (Contra Costa Co. Sheriff)

Family Of 9-Year-Old Fatally Stabbed In Discovery Bay Makes First Comments About Tragedy

The family of a 9-year-old boy slain Sunday morning in Discovery Bay was unaware that a family friend staying at their house overnight was showing signs of mental illness, their lawyer said Thursday. Meanwhile, the family spoke publicly for the first time about the incident.

04/30/2015

(Alameda Co. Sheriff)

Hayward Ex-Cop Charged With Stealing $450K From Mentally Ill Woman He Arrested

A former Hayward police sergeant faces nine felony counts for stealing more than $450,000 from a mentally ill woman he once arrested.

04/22/2015

A mummified body was found inside this home in San Francisco's Inner Richmond. (CBS)

Mummified Body Found Inside San Francisco Inner Richmond Hoarder Home

A reportedly mummified body was found inside a home in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond neighborhood Saturday so full of trash that it forced firefighters to wear oxygen masks.

04/05/2015

Supreme Court

Supreme Court Mulls Disability Law’s Effect On Mentally Ill Suspects In 2008 SFPD Shooting Of Schizophrenic Woman

The Supreme Court is considering whether the Americans With Disabilities Act requires police to take special precautions when trying to arrest armed and violent suspects who are mentally ill.

03/23/2015

(Gabriel Bouys/Getty Images)

Filing False Report To Have A Person’s Guns Seized Would Be Felony Under Bill From SoCal Lawmaker

Filing a false report for a restraining order to remove guns from someone thought to be at risk would become a felony under a proposed bill by a Southern California assemblywoman.

02/10/2015

Napa State Hospital Entrance (California Department of Mental Health website)

Son Who Killed Father With Sledgehammer Admitted To Napa State Mental Hospital For 3 Years

A Santa Rosa man who was charged with the sledgehammer killing of his father in October was committed to Napa State Hospital Thursday morning.

01/15/2015

Actress Zelda Williams & father Robin Williams (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Robin Williams’ Children, Ex-Wife Remember Late Actor

Robin Williams’ three children — Zak, Zelda and Cody Williams — and Williams’ former wife Marsha Garces Williams, who is Zelda and Cody’s mother, released statements Tuesday about the actor’s death.

08/13/2014

A wreath is seen at actor/comedian Robin Williams' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Link Between Humor And Grief Raises Awareness Of Depression Following Comedian Robin Williams’ Death

The death of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams is bringing attention to the issue of depression and the link between humor and grief.

08/12/2014

San Francisco City Hall (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Approve Laura’s Law

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.

07/09/2014

Bullet holes are seen in the window of the IV Deli Mart, one of several crime scenes on May 24, 2014 in Isla Vista, California. (Spencer Weiner/Getty Images)

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.

05/28/2014

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