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Lawmakers Push For Mental Health Training For Law Enforcement Officers

Police officers carry firearms, two-way radios and Tasers to deal with emergencies every day – but are they equipped to handle people with mental illness?


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Feds To Move Ahead With Consent Decree For LA County Jails

Federal officials have announced they will move forward with a federal consent decree to address mental health care problems in Los Angeles County’s jails.


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DOJ Report: LA County Jails Fall Short In Suicide Prevention

Despite progress in some areas, the Los Angeles County jail system fails to provide sufficient suicide-prevention practices to protect prisoners from self-harm, federal prosecutors announced Friday.


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Megachurch Pastor Unites Faith, Psychology Leaders To Raise Mental Health Awareness

A prominent Orange County pastor joined forces with other faith, health and psychology leaders to provide effective and compassionate care to those who suffer from mental illness.


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LA Residents Rally Against $1.4B Jail Construction Project

Residents in the city of Los Angeles held a rally Tuesday against a controversial plan to expand jail services in Los Angeles County.


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Lawmakers Take Closer Look At Role Of Mental Health In SMC Shootings

Southland lawmakers and other public officials Monday took part in a forum on gun violence in response to last month’s shootings at Santa Monica College.


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Sheriff, Lawmakers To Tackle Mental Health Care In Jails

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was set to take part in a hearing Friday to improve access to mental health care for parolees and other at risk groups.


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LA County To Study Jail Renovation For Mental Health Center

A proposal to tear down part of Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles to build a treatment center for mentally ill inmates has gained the approval of county officials.


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‘Prince Of Wales’ Declared Insane After Stabbing Tustin Stepmom 67 Times

A Tustin man who once claimed to be the future king of England will likely spend the rest of his life in a mental institution after a jury declared him insane.

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N-E-R-D-S? Study Sees Big Mental Boost For Scrabble Lovers

Researchers say there’s a significant difference in mental and behavioral competency between those people who play Scrabble regularly and those who do not.

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LA Nursing Facility Indicted After Patient’s Failed Suicide Attempt

A Montrose nursing facility and its former administrator have been indicted on charges of felony abuse and neglect in the death of a mentally ill patient.


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50,000 Locked Up In LA County For Mental Illness

A county health official says a suicidal or homicidal person can be placed in a locked hospital psychiatric unit for 72 hours upon the recommendation of law enforcement officials.