| Jul 24, 2013
The Washington County Health Department, Division of Behavioral Health Services was recently one of the recipients of the 2013 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Science and Service Awards for the Treatment of Opioid-related...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 4:25 PM
L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca has no medical background, but he is the de facto administrator of what he calls "the nation's largest mental hospital."
"This is the system," he said, drawing a box on a piece of paper in his Monterey Park office last week....
| Sep 18, 2011
As a species, it seems we're doomed to interact with jerks.
It happens in high school, and we think, "Once I get to college, things will be different."
Then it happens in college, and we think, "Once I get a job, people there will be more mature."...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If you routinely hear voices, hallucinate, sink into suicidal depression or suffer inescapable torment, Los Angeles has a place for you.
The county jail.
On Monday, the jail held 3,200 inmates diagnosed with a mental illness and accused of a crime....
| Jul 17, 2013
Several weeks ago, the night before an early screening of "Pacific Rim," I could not sleep.
In the middle of the night I woke up and realized that I had been dreaming of the neon-colored images from the movie's trailer. I could not say why, exactly,...
| Mar 3, 2010
Imagine for a moment that something inside you is changing.
Your usually coherent thoughts are no longer clear.
Scary ideas begin darting through your mind. Voices start telling you to do things. Bad things.
You can''timagine yourself ever actually...
| Nov 10, 2009
For people navigating their way through a bankruptcy or foreclosure — two of the most stressful events that can occur for a person under financial strain — some help is offered to get them back on their feet, such as the mandatory financial...
| Nov 24, 2009
It's time to give thanks.
There are reasons to be grateful. Recent positive GDP growth, even if it was revised slightly downward for the third quarter on Tuesday, remains a good sign. Improving home sales are another upbeat indicator.
And there are,...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 1:56 PM
A lot to talk about in today's edition of Friday files, starting with the latest group of people getting hosed by Tallahassee — the mentally ill.
To be fair, it was probably their turn.
Florida politicians have already gone after the disabled,...
| Feb 17, 2011
Have the whiplash weather changes of this season left a mark? Need a mental health boost? According to Ironman champion Mark Allen and shaman Brant Secunda, co-authors of "Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You" (BenBella Books. $14.95),...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 7:00 PM
President Obama declared six southern Indiana counties as federal disaster areas due to damages caused by the severe storms and tornados from Feb. 29 through March 3. Residents living in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick and Washington Counties may...