Hundreds of Kaiser Mental Health Clinicians Strike To Demand Better Care For People Of ColorAround 200 Kaiser mental health clinicians in Oakland went on strike Monday to demand better care for communities of color, representatives of the National Union of Healthcare Workers said.
CoCo County Supervisor's Husband Dies by Suicide SaturdayRichard Clayton, the husband of Contra Costa County supervisor Diane Burgis, died by suicide Saturday morning, the supervisor said.
Palo Alto Launches Response Team for People Experiencing Mental Health CrisesCity officials in Palo Alto announced on Friday the launch of its Psychiatric Emergency Response Team, which pairs Palo Alto police officers with licensed mental health clinicians to serve people experiencing mental health crises.
'Suicidal Thoughts Just Disappeared'; Groundbreaking UCSF Study Treats Depression With On-Demand StimulationUCSF has successfully used a first-of-its-kind on-demand brain stimulation to treat a person with severe depression.
Facebook Testimony Waking Some to Hazards of Social Media For KidsDuring testimony on Capitol Hill, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen claimed the company chooses to let content on its platform that is "disastrous" for society, and can be especially harmful to children.
San Francisco Acquires 2 Buildings for Cooperative Housing EffortThe city has acquired two buildings that will house people with mental health and substance abuse disorders.
Simone Biles Opens Up About Olympic Struggles Before Taking Stage In San FranciscoWorld champion gymnast Simone Biles will be taking the stage along with her all-star teammates at Chase Center Tuesday as part of the Gold Over America Tour.
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.