Student Inspires Others By Speaking Out On Loved One's Mental Health Struggles17-year-old Lupe Barron made the decision to speak about her family member's journey. Her efforts inspired classmates and teachers.
San Francisco Nonprofit Aims To Eliminate Stigma Of Mental IllnessOne in four Americans will be diagnosed with a mental illness in their life, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. This week's Jefferson Award winner is helping raise awareness and empathy about mental health problems.
Mother And Son Kicked Out Of Homeless Shelter For Mental Health OutburstA mother and her son were on a waitlist for a homeless shelter for 18 months and once they got in, they were kicked out eight months later due to a mental health outburst.
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Postpone Strike In Light Of CEO Bernard Tyson's DeathA planned five-day strike by 4,000 Kaiser Permanente psychologists, mental health therapists and other medical professionals, originally to have started Monday, has been postponed in acknowledgement of the death Sunday of Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson.
'Warm Line' Mental Health Phone Line Expands To Cover All CaliforniansA Bay Area mental health call line is now available to all Californians thanks to millions of dollars in state funding.
San Francisco Implements New Mental Health Conservatorship LawCalifornia's new conservatorship law took effect Thursday with staff members in San Francisco's Public Health Offices are already working on its implementation.
San Francisco Mayor Announces New Tool To Track Available Treatment BedsSan Francisco's Department of Public Health has unveiled a new online tool that aims to help homeless people seeking treatment for substance use or mental disorders, Mayor London Breed announced Tuesday.
Protesters Shut Down San Francisco Health Commission Meeting Over 'ARF' Psychiatric BedsA loud protest over psychiatric beds shut down a Health Commission meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday. About 100 demonstrators shouted down commission members as they tried to call the meeting to order.
Condo Attack Victim Blasts San Francisco Mayor As City Struggles With Mentally Ill HomelessThe woman who was attacked in a now infamous video as she tried to enter her San Francisco condo on Wednesday blamed the city's mayor for the attack.
San Francisco Includes $3.5M In Budget To Expand School Mental Health ProgramsThe city of San Francisco will expand mental health programs at its public schools to help kids deal with stress, depression, suicide and bullying among others issues, Mayor London Breed announced Tuesday.
Talking To Your Kids About Mass Shootings; Pediatric Mental Health Expert Offers HelpWith the number of mass shootings that have taken place in America, children exposed to these horrors can easily and expectedly have a visceral response to the tragedies.
SMART's Strategy For Recent Pedestrian Deaths Addresses Mental Health, Homelessness5 people have died on SMART tracks in the last month. SMART's Board of Directors met Wednesday to discuss how to keep people off its tracks and out of harm’s way.
Instagram Doubles Down On Test To Hide Like CountsInstagram could be one step closer to concealing your likes.
Gov't Agencies Boost Efforts to Stop Wildland Firefighter SuicidesFederal officials are stepping up efforts to help firefighters dealing with trauma and other issues after noticing an increase in wildland firefighter suicides in recent years.
San Francisco Supervisors Back Forced Treatment For Mentally Ill AddictsSan Francisco officials on Tuesday decided to back a plan that allows the city to force people with serious mental illness and drug addiction into treatment without their consent.