Mental Health

Reader Input: Vets don’t need drug therapy

Anyone can see that Carol Wallgren’s heart is in the right place (“Make mental health a priority,” Reader Input, Jan. 8), and she has genuine concerns about retur ...

Reader Input: Make mental health a priority

Good news for health in 2015: Mental health workers at Kaiser are going on strike to protest inadequate staffing. Kaiser just paid a $4 million fine for poor service at its mental ...

State hospital ordered for Sheridan woman in murder case

A Sheridan woman’s mental-health state won’t allow her to stand trial in the near future on a murder charge in connection with the stabbing death of her mother. Instea ...

Laura’s Law now part of Placer County mental health tool chest

Laura’s Law has arrived in Placer County. The Placer County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution Tuesday authorizing implementation of assisted out-patient treatment fo ...

Reader Input: Let’s find ways to end the stigma

The silver lining to the tragic death of Robin Williams could be that his star power draws a lot of media attention and shines a light on his struggles with substance abuse and a m ...

Reader Input: Time to advocate for mental health

Patrick Kennedy, former congressman, nephew of President John F. Kennedy and son of Sen. Edward Kennedy, admits to being co-occurring and suffers from both a mental health challeng ...

State may require teachers, administrators to receive mental health training

A group of 35 school officials and mental health professionals agrees that with more training, educators could help students and save lives by spotting psychological problems early ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Auto break-in prevention; construction costing businesses?; teachers taking mental health training and appealing a conviction

Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’ ...

“Beyond Bars” substance-abuse program in spotlight

  Placer County’s “Beyond Bars” substance-abuse treatment program will be the focus Monday in Auburn of an overview by one of the state’s leading drug ...

Mental health forum debates Laura’s Law

About 30 people assembled in the Placer County Library in Auburn on Thursday to debate legalizing court-ordered treatment for people with serious mental illnesses. Kicking off a f ...