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Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

THANK YOU to the many members and friends who contributed to our success — with donations and efforts — during the previous year. Predominantly a volunteer and membership driven organization, you make it happen. We couldn’t do it without you! Held at the Poplar Creek Grill, Coyote Point, it was an opportunity for attendees to relax, mingle more »

Shrinking psych hospitals may be linked with rising prison populations

Shrinking psych hospitals may be linked with rising prison populations December 12, 2014 (Reuters Health) – Reducing the number of beds in facilities for psychiatric patients is linked to an increase in prison populations, according to a new study. Prison population rose as the number of psychiatric beds decreased since 1990 among six South American countries, more »

Mental Health May Depend on Creatures in the Gut

The microbiome may yield a new class of psychobiotics for the treatment of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders Feb 17, 2015 |By Charles Schmidt Genes and Microbes Influence One Another, Scientists Find The notion that the state of our gut governs our state of mind dates back more than 100 years. Many 19th- and more »

As Mental Health Courts Grow, So Does Chance to Humanize Justice

As Mental Health Courts Grow, So Does Chance to Humanize Justice Posted: 01/21/2015 3:57 pm EST Updated: 01/21/2015 3:59 pm EST “The times they are a-changing.” — Bob Dylan The human rights and criminal justice debacle pertaining to the criminalization of persons with serious mental illness in the U.S. continues to wreak social and economic more »

How we bring Laura’s Law to all Californians

SFGATE OPINION How we bring Laura’s Law to all Californians By Amy Yannello Sunday, December 28, 2014 It’s high time for a bill that would expand Laura’s Law to all 58 California counties, and now Assembly member Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, has introduced one. Our jails are overflowing with people who need treatment; our streets are more »