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.
A man accused of firing a gun as he tried to make off with costumes and props used by the popular male stripper troupe — Thunder From Down Under — denies the allegations against him.
Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.
A year after his son’s suicide, popular evangelical pastor Rick Warren is taking on a new mental health ministry inspired by his personal tragedy.
Officers responding to a man with a knife call said the suspect refused to surrender.
Jenny Guadalupe Neri was last seen around 4 p.m. on Aug. 27, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.
Celebrated actor Joe Pantoliano visited the KCAL9 studios on Monday to discuss the release of his book, “ASYLUM: Hollywood Tales from My Great Depression: Brain Dis-Ease, Recovery, and Being My Mother’s Son.”
Sheriff Lee Baca asked the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday to fund the hiring of six deputies with specialized training to deal with the mentally ill and six psychiatric social workers in an attempt to prevent violence against mentally ill inmates in county jails.