mental health

Feeling blue? A walk in the great outdoors could do just the trick, according to a new study. (File photo. Credit: Thinkstock.)

Study: Nature Walks Lead To Significant Mental Benefits

Feeling blue? A walk in the great outdoors could do just the trick, according to a new study.


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Tree Removal Crew Stops Possible Fire, Helps Evacuate Mental-Health Facility

He thought of the patients on the other side of the wall and jumped into action, getting his three-man crew to help him evacuate the facility.


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Lawmakers Concerned Jails, Prisons Becoming New Mental Health Institutions

Lawmakers say county jails and state prisons are becoming the new mental health institutions. Mental health advocates and law enforcement professionals are demanding changes in how jails across the state handle the mentally ill.


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Kaiser Mental Health Workers Kick Off Statewide Strike Over Conditions

Ann Amato used to be a front-line therapist, but after years of doing that, she started doing group work, because, as she says, the work was exhausting.


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2,600 Kaiser Mental Health Employees Go On Strike

Thousands of Kaiser mental health workers are expected to walk off the job today.


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How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever

Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.


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California Senate Passes Firearms Restraining Order Procedure

California lawmakers have advanced a bill that allows judges to temporarily remove firearms from people who show signs that they could harm themselves or others.


Researchers say the highly symbolic language of Twitter may create the perfect environment for those with a predisposition for psychotic behavior. (KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Twitter Has Potential To ‘Induce Psychotic Symptoms’

LONDON (CBS Sacramento) – A new study finds that the downside to global social networks is the potential to ‟aggravate or even induce psychotic symptoms” in psychologically vulnerable patients. Five doctors examined the real-life case of a […]


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Plumas County’s Mental Health System Faces Major Scrutiny Following Teen’s Suicide; Full Investigation Promised

The circumstances surrounding the death of a Plumas County girl is sparking outrage and frustration.



Audit Finds California Courts Undermining Gun Control By Not Reporting Mentally Ill

State law requires courts to tell the Department of Justice when it makes certain mental health determinations. The department uses that information as part of a program unique to California that seizes guns from people who are prohibited from having them.


Audit: Mental Health Spending Not Properly Tracked

California’s auditor says the state has failed to properly monitor nearly $7.4 billion in voter-approved money for mental health programs and cannot reassure the public that it is going to help those most in need.


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Calif. Wants Control Of Prison Mental Health Care

Nearly two decades after a court takeover of California’s prison mental health system, a federal judge is set to consider this week whether the billions of dollars invested by California taxpayers have improved conditions enough that he can return control to the state.