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Stories related to: mental health

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New Google-Backed Plan To Spend California’s Mental Health Dollars Is Raising Eyebrows

August 15, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

There’s a push to revamp California’s mental health service network using smartphone apps and online therapy, but some advocates say it’s a questionable use of taxpayer dollars.

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Mental Health Advocates Request Resources For Black Neighborhoods

April 24, 2018 | Jen Picard

Dr. Kristee Haggins is an African-centered psychologist and has ideas on how specialized mental health care could benefit black communities affected by violence.

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Why Stephon Clark's Death Is Having Serious Mental Health Impacts — Especially On His Brother Ste’Vante

April 10, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

In Sacramento’s communities of color, many residents are already experiencing the daily stress of poverty, hunger and violence. Mental health experts say this combined with acute trauma, such as the Clark shooting, can spur a psychological crisis.

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California’s Mental Health Physician Shortage Is Bad, And Getting Worse, Study Finds

February 16, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

A new study from UC San Francisco shows that, if current trends continue, there will be 41 percent fewer psychiatrists than needed in California by 2028.

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Davis Considers Aggressive Conduct, Panhandling Ban

January 9, 2018 | Steve Milne

Nearly two months after Sacramento City Council members approved an ordinance cracking down on aggressive panhandling, the Davis City Council tonight will consider a similar proposal.

Sacramento Targets Aggressive Panhandling

November 15, 2017 | Steve Milne

Sacramento Police will soon be citing aggressive panhandlers with infractions and possibly misdemeanor charges. Sacramento City Council members have approved a new ordinance cracking down on panhandlers who intimidate people.

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New Elk Grove Exhibit Tells Tales Of Mental Battles

October 6, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

Stories of addiction, trauma and depression served as the inspiration for 28 new art pieces.

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Mexican Consulate To Offer Bilingual Mental Health Services For Stressed Visitors

September 29, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

A new program at Sacramento’s Mexican Consulate aims to provide mental health check-ups to visitors while they’re waiting for government services.

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Is Sacramento County's New Mental Health Treatment Approach Working?

August 30, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

Last August, Sacramento County opened a “crisis residential” facility in Rio Linda. Now they’re planning to open two more.

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