LA County DA Launches Groundbreaking Mental Health DivisionLos Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced the launch of a mental health division to seek opportunities to expand treatment and other services for mentally ill inmates in the criminal justice system.
Are Mass Shooters Really Just Seeking Fame?"These are people who felt insignificant and want to make a splash," says Dr. Kris Mohandie.
Former LA County Inmates File Action Over Treatment Of Mentally Ill PrisonersA group of homeless and mentally ill former inmates of Los Angeles County jails are blasting a settlement between the federal government and the county, saying it perpetuates the cycle between Skid Row and jail cells.
LAPD: Officers Shoot Mentally Ill Man In University ParkLos Angeles police officers shot a man they say was wielding a knife Saturday morning and he suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Man Barricaded Inside Home In Koreatown Threatens To Burn It DownA SWAT team is on scene.
Life On Skid Row Becoming More Dangerous, Dire For HomelessLongtime advocates -- like the people who run the Union Rescue Mission -- see the situation as getting worse.
Family, Friends Protest Fatal Shooting Of Mentally Ill Man By Sheriff's DeputiesThe man's father said Saturday the deputies shot his son 15 -20 times.
Santa Barbara Sheriffs Say They Never Saw Menacing Videos Before RampageSheriff 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.
Suspect, 24, Accused Of Firing Gun At Male Stripper Troupe Says He's Mentally Ill 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.
Does My Health Insurance Cover Mental Illness Care?Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.
Pastor Rick Warren Raises Mental Health Awareness In Memory Of Son's SuicideA year after his son's suicide, popular evangelical pastor Rick Warren is taking on a new mental health ministry inspired by his personal tragedy.
Man Described As Mentally Ill Barricades Himself Inside South LA HomeOfficers responding to a man with a knife call said the suspect refused to surrender.
Deputies Search For Missing Perris Woman With AutismJenny Guadalupe Neri was last seen around 4 p.m. on Aug. 27, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said.
Actor Joe Pantoliano Speaking Out About Mental IllnessCelebrated 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 Baca Says More Staffing Needed For Mentally Ill InmatesSheriff 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.