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California Prisons Begin ‘Use-of-Force’ Reforms for Mentally Ill Inmates

August 18, 2014 | 9:31 am

California Prisons Begin ‘Use-of-Force’ Reforms for Mentally Ill Inmates

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State is responding in part to videos of pepper-spray incidents disclosed as part of inmate lawsuit.

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A Day in California’s Psychiatric Prison Units

August 18, 2014 | 9:30 am

A Day in California’s Psychiatric Prison Units

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A glimpse inside California’s ‘prisons within prisons’ for mentally ill inmates .

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Robin Williams Suicide Disclosure: Too Much? Too Graphic?

August 13, 2014 | 3:06 pm

Robin Williams Suicide Disclosure: Too Much? Too Graphic?

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What do we need to know about a beloved celebrity’s suicide? Is there a danger in reporting the details?

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What is Schizophrenia? Scientists Call for New Thinking

August 4, 2014 | 7:22 am

What is Schizophrenia? Scientists Call for New Thinking

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Researchers reconsider how to treat a condition that’s twice as common as Alzheimer’s disease. Read more …

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California Removes Outdated Mental Health Terms From Laws

July 18, 2014 | 2:57 pm

California Removes Outdated Mental Health Terms From Laws

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Terms like insane and mentally defective are retired.

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Therapists, Patients Criticize Kaiser Over Delays for Mental Health Services

July 17, 2014 | 7:03 am

Therapists, Patients Criticize Kaiser Over Delays for Mental Health Services

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Despite complaints, including some from its own practitioners, Kaiser says it provides effective care.

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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to State’s  Ban on ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy

June 30, 2014 | 7:34 am

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to State’s Ban on ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy

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Without comment, justices decline to hear lawsuit that would overturn ban on ‘reparative therapy.’

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Isla Vista Aftermath: Can Legislation Prevent Mass Shootings?

May 27, 2014 | 5:58 pm

Isla Vista Aftermath: Can Legislation Prevent Mass Shootings?

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California lawmakers propose expanded restraining orders and new protocols for mental health checks.

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Amid Warning Signs, Isla Vista Killer Slipped Through System

May 26, 2014 | 1:57 pm

Amid Warning Signs, Isla Vista Killer Slipped Through System

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An April visit from sheriff’s deputies to check on Elliot Rodger did not raise any red flags.

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The Killing of Jeremiah Moore: Parents Want Answers in 2012 Vallejo Police Shooting

April 9, 2014 | 6:01 am

The Killing of Jeremiah Moore: Parents Want Answers in 2012 Vallejo Police Shooting

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Authorities have yet to interview a witness who disputes police account of fatal confrontation.

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