Mental Health

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California Plans Death Row Mental Health Unit

The planned construction responds to a judge’s finding in December that mentally ill inmates on death row lack proper treatment.

06/10/2014

Lawmakers say failed attempts by the mother of 22-year-old Elliot Rodger (pictured) regarding concerns about her son's mental health show new measures are needed. (credit: YouTube)

Santa Barbara Sheriffs Say They Never Saw Menacing Videos Before Rampage

Sheriff Bill Brown has defended the officers’ actions, but the case highlights the challenges that police face in assessing the mental health of adults, particularly those with no history of violent breakdowns, institutionalizations or serious crimes.

05/25/2014

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Court-Order Mental Health Care OK In Orange County

The so-called Laura’s Law passed in 2002 but the state left it to individual counties to decide whether to adopt it.

05/13/2014

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‘Earthquake Nerves’ Could Impact Mental Health

The 4.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the Southland Monday has rattled residents’ nerves, which could impact their mental health.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/17/2014

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Oxnard Police Coax Despondent 22-Year-Old Off Of 40-Foot High Power Pole

The man was also wearing headphones.

03/06/2014

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OC Man Makes Plea For Wife’s Mental Health Care After Breakdown Landed Her In Jail

Tim Montag says two days ago he says he watched helpless as his wife of 25 years, Sandra Montag, got into her car and plowed through neighbors’ lawns.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/17/2013

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Widow Who Lost Husband, Son In Shooting Rampage Speaks Out

A 29-year-old widow who lost her husband and four-year-old son during a home invasion is speaking out to thank the community for its support.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/25/2013

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Doctor Finds Success In Treating Infants With Flat-Head Syndrome

Plagiocephaly, commonly known as Flat-Head Syndrome, can be scary to parents of an infant, as well as costly. But one local doctor may have an answer.

04/30/2013

Saddleback Valley Community Church Pastor Rick Warren speaks at the third annual Global Summit on AIDS and the Church. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Rick Warren: Son Used Unregistered Gun In Suicide

Pastor Rick Warren said his son killed himself with an unregistered gun he purchased through the Internet.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/11/2013

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Need Help? Department Of Mental Health Hotlines

Overwhelmed by the tragedy in Colorado? Having trouble generally coping?

07/20/2012

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1 of 2 Missing Mental Health Patients Found

One of two mental patients for whom Los Angeles police were searching was in custody Saturday morning, while the search continued for the other man.

05/05/2012

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Special Needs Conference For Children Held In Honor Of Autism Awareness Month

Special Needs Network founder Areva Martin visited KCAL9 in honor of Autism Awareness month to discuss an upcoming conference for special needs children.

04/13/2012

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Get A Fresh Start With Tips From ‘Unbinding The Heart’

Are you looking for a fresh start? Instead of cleaning out your closet, why not start with YOU? Agapi Stassinopoulous, author of “Unbinding the Heart,” shares her favorite tips to spring cleaning the most important room in your house, your heart! She stopped by KCAL9 Wednesday to spill secrets about her book.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/14/2012

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Metta World Peace Teams Up With County, LAUSD To Promote Mental Health Awareness

Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, is teaming up with the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health to encourage students to utilize mental health services.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/01/2012

Dr. Kenneth Litwack of Newport Beach is missing. (credit: CBS)

Search Continues For Missing Newport Beach Doctor, 71

The search continued Saturday for a Newport Beach doctor who disappeared from a mental health and rehabilitation center in Arizona, sheriff’s officials said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/20/2011

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