Judge Approves Preliminary Settlement In Lawsuit Over Mental Health Care At Santa Rita JailU.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins preliminarily approved a settlement in a federal class action lawsuit against Alameda County over mental health care at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin and at any other Alameda County jail.
Newsom Confrontation Shows Flaws In State Mental Health System The big brother Suzette Chaumette remembers was witty and kind, an aspiring historian at the University of California, Berkeley whose promise was derailed by mental illness. Over the decades, he struggled with bipolar disorder, cycling in and out of hospitals and halfway homes and into homelessness.
San Francisco To Get 400 New Treatment Beds For Mental Health, Substance Abuse - 'An Unprecedented Expansion'San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Thursday that the city will create 400 new treatment beds, 140 of which will open this year, for people experiencing mental health issues or substance abuse.
Vallejo Police Receive $900K In Federal Funding For Mental Health Response UnitThe Vallejo Police Department is in line to receive $900,000 in federal funding to launch a pilot program aimed at the response to people suffering from mental health issues, the department announced Tuesday.
Ketamine Seen As Possible Breakthrough Drug For Treating Range Of Mental Health IssuesWhile COVID-19 may feel under control, many people are feeling mentally off - chronically exhausted, burned out, anxious, quick to anger, and depressed. One treatment offers hope, but it's not without controversy.
COVID: UCSF Expert Urges Return To In-Person Learning Citing Children's Mental Health, SuicidesWith two months to go before school restarts for the Fall semester, Dr. Monica Gandhi is urging lawmakers, public health officials, and school leaders to return to full in-person classes, citing mounting evidence that it harms children’s mental health and well-being.
San Francisco's Street Crisis Response Team Responds To Mental Health CallsSan Francisco's new Street Crisis Response Team -- a team dedicated to responding to 911 and 311 calls regarding people having mental health crises -- launched on Monday, Mayor London Breed announced.
DOJ: Santa Rita Jail, Alameda Co. Violated Civil Rights Of Inmates With Mental Health DisabilitiesThe County of Alameda has violated civil rights by failing to provide proper mental health services, especially at Santa Rita Jail, where 19 people have committed suicide since 2014, according to federal report released Thursday.
Mental Health Professionals Advise Hybrid Approach When Returning to Work After PandemicIt’s been more than a year of masking up, sheltering in place and working from home. We’ve been distant by design and now millions of workers are being called back.
Oakland Advances MACRO Plan For Mental Health Crisis Response Not Involving PoliceOakland stepped closer Tuesday toward a program for mental health crisis response that does not involve police.
Autism Workshop Helps South Bay Sheriff's Deputies De-Escalate Crisis EncountersThe Santa Clara County sheriff's office voluntarily added an autism workshop 15 years ago as an academy requirement.