Newsom Signs Law To Grow Mental Health Coverage In CaliforniaGov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Friday that for the first time in California defines “medical necessity," a move aimed at requiring private health insurance plans to pay for more mental health and drug addiction treatments.
Learning Curve: Prioritizing Students' Social And Emotional Health NeedsMental health impacts remain a symptom of the COVID-19 pandemic, months after it began. This crisis mixed with distance learning has its own effects on students when not in the classroom.
Botox Could Ease Depression In Addition To Wrinkles, Study FindsBotox is commonly injected to mitigate wrinkles, migraines and muscle spasms, but it may have an ability to treat depression, a new study finds.
Go Ahead, Have A Good Cry. It's Good For You, Psychiatrists SayIs crying good for you? Experts in mental health say that if you're healthy, crying has benefits that can be just what you need to feel better.
Pandemic PTSD: Tips To Manage Stress Brought On By Coronavirus PandemicA shift of the mind to help you move through your past, and continue on the road to healing.
Sacramento Schools To Get Mental Health Clinician For Each CampusA new partnership will provide mental health services to students returning to Sacramento schools this fall.
State Superintendent Calling On Counseling Groups To Strengthen Mental Health Support For StudentsOn Wednesday, the Superintendent of California Schools, Tony Thurmond, called on counseling groups to help fill mental health gaps in our students.
Experts Warn Of Urgent Need For Coronavirus Mental Health ResearchMental health and brain research must be a higher priority in the response to the coronavirus pandemic, scientists have said, warning that the crisis could have a "profound" and "pervasive impact" on global mental health now and in the future.
Therapist Recommends Creating A Routine, Exercising And Staying Connected With Loved Ones During IsolationMental health professionals recommend starting a routine to keep your mind and body in check during periods of self-isolation.
Governor Newsom Seeks To Expand Involuntary Psychiatric TreatmentGov. Gavin Newsom wants to make it easier for the government to force psychiatric treatment for people with mental illness and expand statewide a still-developing test program that allows officials to more easily take control over those deemed unable to care for themselves.
All The Lonely People: Why More Of Us Will Feel Disconnected Than Ever BeforeDespite popular belief, baby boomers between 55 and 75 aren't more lonely than prior generations, according to two new studies published Tuesday by the American Psychological Association.
California Launches Statewide Hotline Offering Free Emotional SupportThe peer-run "warm line" officially opened Monday. The toll-free line is staffed for most of the day, seven days a week.
Sacramento County Looking To Spend $126 Million In Surplus Money On Mental Health ServicesSacramento County is looking to spend millions of dollars in state money meant for mental health services.
Sacramento Police Take Special Care To Help People In CrisisThe Sacramento Police Department has a new approach to training its officers, and it is already making an impact.
Nearly 1 In 7 US Kids And Teens Have A Mental Health Condition -- Half Go Untreated, Study SaysHalf of children with a mental health condition in the United States go without treatment, according to a new study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.