Former Facebook Employee Launches Interactive Website To Offer Free Mental Health SessionsThe coronavirus pandemic, and George Floyd's death and protests have brought on historic levels of mental health problems for Americans. Ways to deal with these challenges aren't always clear.
Bay Area Doctor: Frontline Workers May Deal With PTSD Long After Coronavirus PandemicA Bay Area doctor said the emotional toll on health care workers could linger long after the pandemic ends.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Announces Plan With FEMA To Feed Seniors During Shelter OrderGovernor Gavin Newsom on Friday announced a new partnership with FEMA, and city and county officials to prepare and deliver meals to the state's seniors in a program that would help the beleaguered restaurant industry at the same time.
San Francisco Suicide Prevention Seeing Record Surge In Calls During Coronavirus PandemicAs of Wednesday, 17 people have died from the coronavirus in San Francisco. From March 1 to April 14, 12 people have taken their own lives. KPIX spoke to someone who suffers from depression with a hopeful message for those who may need to hear it.
Clinical Psychologist Gives Tips For Coping With Long-Term Coronavirus Shelter-In-PlaceA clinical psychologist gave tips to help people cope with the long-term coronavirus shelter-in-place after the order was extended, leaving schools and businesses in the Bay Area closed until May.
Isolation Forced By Coronavirus Endangers Mental Health Of ElderlyWhile Bay Area health officials are ordering people to keep their distance from the elderly in an attempt to protect a high-risk population from the coronavirus, some are warning that too much isolation could be just as deadly.
Emotional Support 'Warm Line' Remaining Up Amid Coronavirus ShutdownsAs the novel coronavirus spreads in the Bay Area, an emotional support line will continue to operate.
'It’s A Disgrace': Newsom Dedicates State of the State Address to HomelessnessOrdinarily the State of the State is a time for the governor to reflect on California's successes, Gov. Gavin Newsom instead focused his address on where California is failing -- on homelessness and housing.
Beyond Exhausted At Work? Noticing The Signs Of Occupational BurnoutHave you ever felt like you are beyond exhausted, and you job is really getting to you? You may be suffering from mental burnout.
Kaiser Mental Health Care Workers Enter 3rd Day Of Statewide StrikeKaiser Permanente mental health clinicians entered the third day of their five-day strike Wednesday by expanding picket lines to 10 medical centers around the state.
Santa Clara County Supervisors Move Laura's Law Discussion Into 2020The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously, 5-0, to direct staff to explore options and gather more information on implementing Laura’s Law, also known as conservatorship or Assisted Outpatient Treatment.
Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Workers Strike For 2nd DayKaiser Permanente mental health professionals will protest and picket on Tuesday in Oakland and Los Angeles to demand the health care giant provide adequate resources to its mental health division.
Stanford Study: Mental Health Issues Linger For Years Following School ShootingsIn the largest study of its kind, Stanford University researchers have found that the mental health impact of a school shooting will linger for years among students who were attending the facility where the gunshots rang out.
Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Nets Delayed Two YearsConstruction of a suicide prevention net at San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is two years behind schedule because of problems with the lead contractor, officials said.
Sen. Kamala Harris To Unveil Mental Health Treatment Proposals At Campaign EventDemocratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris wants to double the number of mental health treatment beds available across the country and increase access to virtual mental health counseling.