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Stories related to: mental health

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Arts and Lifestyle

Illustrated Stories Of Mental Illness In New Art Exhibit

August 6, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

Sacramento County artists and people with mental illness are collaborating on a new exhibit this month. The exhibit opens August 6 in Elk Grove.

Sacramento Threat Assessment Unit — Monitoring Dangerous People To Prevent Mass Shootings

June 13, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

After the nightclub shooting in Orlando that left 49 dead, many people are asking if law enforcement is keeping track of potentially dangerous people in Sacramento. The answer is yes, but there are limitations.

American River College Hosts Events For Mental Health Awareness Week

May 2, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

American River College will host a series of events this week to increase awareness about mental illness.

Illustration By Melody Stone / Capital Public Radio

Mental Health Series

Alternative Court Offers Therapy (And Cupcakes) To Mentally Ill Probationers

April 28, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

Once a week, a Sacramento courtroom is full of laughter and cupcakes. It is an alternative court for people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness that contributed to their crimes.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

CapRadio's Mental Health Series

April 28, 2016

Capital Public Radio report Bob Moffitt joins us to talk about his five-part mental health series exploring issues from helping people in a mental health crisis and what challenges those providing services and treatment face.

Illustration By Melody Stone / Capital Public Radio

Mental Health Series

Mental Health: Sometimes Incarceration Is The Best Medicine

April 21, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

Sometimes, help for people with mental illness can only be found behind the locked doors of a psychiatric facility, county jail, or state mental hospital. Yet, there is no guarantee that a person requiring services can get them when they need them.

Illustration By Melody Stone / Capital Public Radio

Mental Health Series

Few Psychiatric Beds For Tens Of Thousands In Need

April 19, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

For people struggling with their mental health, there are an increasing number of opportunities to get help. The groups working to expand resources in the Sacramento area say the system is hamstrung by the lack of adequate treatment facilities.

Illustration By Melody Stone / Capital Public Radio

Mental Health Series

Law Enforcement Officers Train To Resolve Mental Health Emergencies

April 14, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

For decades, law enforcement officers had to figure out how to help mentally ill people during a crisis on their own. Now, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department provides training that is making a difference for both officers and those in need.

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