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.
San Francisco Launches Street Crisis Response Team To Respond 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.
San Jose Police Department Launches Mental Health Crisis Response TeamsThe San Jose Police Department is launching a new unit aimed at de-escalating situations involving people going through a mental health crisis.
Newsom Signs Law to Grow Mental Health CoverageGov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Friday that for the first time in California defines "medical necessity," a move aimed at requiring private health insurance plans to pay for more mental health and drug addiction treatments.
More Teens Struggling With Anxiety, Loneliness, Mental Health Issues During COVID-19 PandemicThe emotional toll of the coronavirus is hitting teenagers hard. In fact, seven in ten teens say they've struggled with their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New 24-Hour Street Crisis Response Team To Replace SF Law Enforcement On Mental Health CallsSan Francisco Mayor London Breed on Tuesday announced the creation of a new 24-hour Street Crisis Response Team that would be used to respond to behavioral health emergencies in the place of law enforcement.
Sonoma Co Supes Approve Sales Tax Measure for Funding Mental Health ServicesThe Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to place a quarter-cent sales tax on the November ballot, with revenues going toward county behavioral health and homeless services.
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.