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Mental Health

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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.


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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.


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?



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.


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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.


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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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Artest Advocates Mental Health Help In Visit To DC

Ron Artest is speaking out in favor of more mental health services for schools.


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Inmate Hangs Herself In Bakersfield Cell

Kern County Sheriff’s officials say an inmate who died after being found unresponsive in her jail cell hanged herself.



Study: Mental Health Risks Higher With Having Baby

A new study suggests having an abortion does not increase the risk of mental health problems, but having a baby does.