mental health

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents in the U.S. (Shutterstock)

Why California teens need mental illness education

SB 224 calls for in-school mental health instruction as depression and suicide rates rise

  • Sep 15, 2021

 

Nursing and mental health care facilities are obligated to ensure patients and residents are protected from abuse. (Shutterstock)

Nursing home nightmare: sexual abuse in care facilities

Under state law, all residents’ safety must be protected

 

Employers may be able to make allowances for people returning to the workplace who have pandemic-related mental health challenges. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

There are options for pandemic-stressed workers

Employees may seek mental health accommodations post-COVID

 

All of San Francisco Unified School District high schools, including SF International High School, pictured on April 26, 2021, have Wellness Centers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD offers mental health support in May and year-round

Case management, nurses, check-ins, curriculum are dedicated to students’ wellness

All of San Francisco Unified School District high schools, including SF International High School, pictured on April 26, 2021, have Wellness Centers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
School social workers have played an important role in students’ education particularly during the pandemic. (Shutterstock)

Social workers make important contributions to schools

Mental health professionals support students in myriad ways

School social workers have played an important role in students’ education particularly during the pandemic. (Shutterstock)

Mayor announces crisis management team to work with SF police

A new crisis management team is poised to help San Francisco police…

Professor, author and historian Joseph McBride poses for a portrait in the library of San Francisco State University in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, March 3, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco State professor’s memoir chronicles mental breakdown that led to success

There was something wrong with his mind. At 17 years old, a…

Professor, author and historian Joseph McBride poses for a portrait in the library of San Francisco State University in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, March 3, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Gascon, supes introduce mental health alternative to new jail

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and some members of the Board…

Police officers detain a man on Market Street near UN Plaza on Aug. 4. (Courtesy Chaédria LaBouvier via Youtube)

Police defend officers’ actions in viral video of one-legged man’s detention

An cellphone video that recorded a handful of San Francisco police officers…

Police officers detain a man on Market Street near UN Plaza on Aug. 4. (Courtesy Chaédria LaBouvier via Youtube)
Damian Dovarganes/AP PhotoKaiser Permanente mental health professionals rally outside the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles Monday.

Kaiser's 2,600 mental health workers strike in California

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hundreds of Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals throughout California…

Damian Dovarganes/AP PhotoKaiser Permanente mental health professionals rally outside the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles Monday.

Man hit by car in mental health breakdown suing city for negligence

In the waning hours of New Year's Day 2012, Gary Richard Lawman…

SF launches peer-staffed phone, chat service for mental health support

San Francisco residents seeking emotional support now have access to a free…

AP Photo/Charles Rex ArbogastIn this June 26

California prisons alter treatment of mentally ill

California prison officials pledged Friday to take a gentler approach with mentally…

AP Photo/Charles Rex ArbogastIn this June 26
S.F. Examiner file photoCity Attorney Dennis Herrera is probing allegations that Nevada had a long-standing policy of sending mentally ill patients to California on buses.

Herrera investigating extent of 'patient dumping' from Nevada

City Attorney Dennis Herrera isn’t buying Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s assurance that…

S.F. Examiner file photoCity Attorney Dennis Herrera is probing allegations that Nevada had a long-standing policy of sending mentally ill patients to California on buses.
AP File PhotoA federal judge on Friday

Judges deny California bid to end prison oversight

SACRAMENTO — A federal judicial panel on Thursday denied Gov. Jerry Brown's…

AP File PhotoA federal judge on Friday
AP File PhotoThe many restrictions “would create so much pause in the minds of the officers it could actually put them and the public more at risk by having them.”

San Francisco police abandon stun gun plan

Police Chief Greg Suhr has zapped a pilot project that would have…

AP File PhotoThe many restrictions “would create so much pause in the minds of the officers it could actually put them and the public more at risk by having them.”
Hugo Carranza

DMV fire suspect’s mental health probed

Did the DMV push him over the edge? Court-appointed doctors will evaluate…

Hugo Carranza

Laura’s Law can help mentally ill, keep peace in San Francisco

On Jan. 10, 2001, Scott Thorpe pulled out a gun and murdered…

Courtesy photoBen Rosen.

San Francisco students create films about prison system

Students of City Arts and Technology High School 12th-grade government teacher Ben…

Courtesy photoBen Rosen.

Lowcountry event focuses on suicide prevention

Preventing suicide among young people, veterans and those currently in the military…