Questions Arise Surrounding Beating Death Of San Francisco 94-Year-OldThe murder of a 94-year-old man in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood and the subsequent arrest of a homeless man has neighbors questioning whether the city should have moved more quickly to compel the suspect to get treatment.
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.
Growing Homeless Population In Santa Rosa Putting Strain On Emergency RoomsWith two massive wildfires, skyrocketing housing costs and, now, a growing homeless problem in Sonoma County, some people are reaching their breaking point. When they do, many of them end up in hospital emergency rooms.
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.
SF Mayor Breed Backs Homeless Mental Health Care Plan On 2020 BallotSan Francisco Mayor London Breed announced on Tuesday that she's backing a comprehensive health care plan for homeless people suffering from mental illness that will be placed on the March 2020 ballot.
Body Camera Footage Shows Deadly Walnut Creek Officer-Involved ShootingPolice in Walnut Creek on Tuesday released body camera footage of a deadly officer-involved shooting that left a mentally ill man dead.
Thera: New Virtual Reality Treatment Helps Kids Grappling With Mental IllnessThera is a new online virtual reality treatment is proving beneficial for kids grappling with mental illness.
San Francisco To Vote On Taxing Rich Businesses To Help HomelessA measure on San Francisco's Nov. 6 ballot would raise taxes on the city's wealthiest companies to help thousands of homeless and mentally ill residents.
Chief Prison Psychiatrist Says CA Gave Inaccurate Data For Inmate Mental CareThe chief psychiatrist for California's prison system is alleging that state officials provided inaccurate or misleading information to a federal judge and inmates' attorneys, giving the false impression that the system is properly caring for mentally ill inmates.
Increased Crime By Mentally Ill Homeless Worries San Francisco North Beach ResidentsResidents of San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood packed a community meeting on Monday night to voice their concerns about the increase of homelessness in the area.
Police Respond To 'Female Mental Illness' Call At Home Of Tori SpellingPolice responded to a disturbance call Thursday morning at a San Fernando Valley home reportedly belonging to the family of actress Tori Spelling, CBS Los Angeles is reporting.
Mental Patient Who Escaped San Leandro Psych Hospital Captured After Carjacking, Wild ChaseAn escapee from a mental facility in San Leandro is in police custody after a crime spree and wild chase Thursday night.
DA Clears Santa Clara Officer in Fatal Shooting of Mentally Ill SuspectA Santa Clara police officer who shot and killed a mentally ill suspect in March was cleared Thursday of any wrongdoing by the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
Stanford Scientists Prepare for Deep Dive into Las Vegas Shooter's BrainStanford scientists will perform forensic analyses, including an exam of the 64-year-old mass-murderer's brain tissue, to find any possible neurological problems.
Sinead O'Connor: 'My Entire Life is Revolving Around Not Dying'"I am one of millions -- people who suffer from mental illness are the most vulnerable people on earth."