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Mental Health (INACTIVE)

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Top Mental Health (INACTIVE) Articles

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  • He Followed His Heart And Evolved

    David Burnett hates the phrase "case management." For one, he works with people, not cases. And two, he doesn't manage. What he tries to do is support people to make their own decisions — whether that's his staff or the people his agency serves....
  • Obama Out Of Sync With Public Opinion

    So, the stars finally aligned and our senior leaders in Washington all concurred about an important public policy initiative. Yet, even with their agreement to bomb Syria, President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader...
  • Sacramento's prison deal

    At the heart of the state's latest proposal to comply with a federal court order to reduce the prison population is a plea, yet again, for more time. If the judges say no and stick with their Dec. 31 deadline by which the state must release or find...
  • S.F. sues to recoup costs for patients 'dumped' by Nevada hospital

    S.F. sues to recoup costs for patients 'dumped' by Nevada hospital
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco city attorney on Tuesday filed a class action lawsuit against the state of Nevada on behalf of all California local governments where patients have allegedly been bused from a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital in recent...
  • Steve Lopez: Jerry Brown a disappointment on prison overcrowding

    Steve Lopez: Jerry Brown a disappointment on prison overcrowding
    In 1979, a man with a long history of mental illness robbed an Oakland department store and was sentenced to seven-years-to-life in prison. At the time, the average time behind bars on such a conviction was seven years. Thirty-two years later, at age...
  • Attention, everyone: It's time to talk about our feelings

    Attention, everyone: It's time to talk about our feelings
    I grew up in a home where feelings weren't discussed and verbal and physical expressions of love were infrequent. According to friend and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Bonni Funk, this wasn't an unusual home dynamic in the past. "From what I...
  • Legislature stepping away from drug war

    Legislature stepping away from drug war
    SACRAMENTO — If you get busted using methamphetamine, the D.A. can charge you with a misdemeanor or a felony. His choice. But if you're caught with cocaine or heroin, there's no option. It's a felony. If there's logic in that, it escapes me. They'...
  • Maryland seeks out uninsured to inform about health reform

    Maryland seeks out uninsured to inform about health reform
    As Maryland health officials prepare for nationwide health reform, the goal is clear: enrolling the state's estimated 800,000 uninsured residents. But finding them is a challenge. There is no master list or map of the uninsured, who make up 14 percent...
  • Off-campus houses a long-standing problem for Naval Academy

    Off-campus houses a long-standing problem for Naval Academy
    Funneling a beer through a bong is Anne Kendzior's last memory of a night of partying inside a sparsely furnished off-campus house rented for Naval Academy lacrosse players. She says she crashed on an air mattress in a bedroom sometime around 1 a.m. and...
  • Lake Elsinore man gets 56 years in prison for killing girlfriend

    Lake Elsinore man gets 56 years in prison for killing girlfriend
    A Riverside County man who strangled his girlfriend and then used her credit card to buy himself a milkshake has been sentenced to at least 56 years in prison. In handing down the sentence, Superior Court Judge Mark Mandio cited the callousness that...
  • School Anti-Bullying Programs Ineffective

    The school year has hardly started, and the first bullying-related fatality has made headlines. On Aug. 27, 15-year-old Bart Palosz of Greenwich took his life, apparently after unrelenting bullying made the thought of another school year unbearable....