Mental Health

Reader Input: Mental health woes common

In response to Carol Wallgren, “Once stigmatized, mentally ill now aided,” (Reader Input, April 28), Carol tells us “Everyone has a mental as well as a physical h ...

Reader Input: Once stigmatized, mentally ill now aided

Deanna Stilwell’s (LCSW) thoughtful letter on Sunday, April 19, was “right on” when she mentioned the “huge stigma” about getting mental health treatm ...

Reader Input: Mental health on our minds

The tragedy of 150 persons lost on a German airliner last week and evidence pointing to a deliberate act by the co-pilot should spark a new interest and discussion about mental hea ...

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 ...