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Congresswoman Matsui’s Excellence in Mental Health Act California to Receive Funding for Planning Grants for CCBHCs

(October 20, 2015) – Congresswoman Doris Matsui announced that California is one of 24 states receiving funding for planning grants under the Excellence in Mental Health Act demonstration project authored by Congresswoman Matsui and signed into law by President Obama last year. California will receive $982,373 out of a total of $22.9 million in national more »

Fear Itself: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

ONE night in 2009 Jennifer Hopper and her fiancée, Teresa Butz, woke to find a man standing over them with a knife in his hand. He raped them both and killed Ms Butz with a stab through the heart. Ms Hopper was left with scars from slash wounds to her throat and arms. Her mental more »

What To Do With California’s Mentally Ill Defendants?

By Scott Shafer In 2010, Rodney Bock was arrested for carrying a loaded gun into a restaurant in Yuba City, Calif., north of Sacramento. Bock had severe mental illness and was later found incompetent to stand trial. He was released on bail, but was rearrested after he failed to appear at a court hearing. Bock, more »

A Conversion on the Edge of Human Perception

A Conversation on the Edge of Human Perception By Christopher Bollas The Opinion Pages: The Opinionator Lucy wrote to me at my farmstead in North Dakota and asked if I was prepared to psychoanalyze her. She lived on a remote island in a Norwegian fjord. A 55-year-old writer, she was supported by a family trust. more »

Something More to Be Hopeful About!

New Mood Disorders Program Aims to Advance Treatments, Erase Stigma $20 Million Gift From Dolby Family Fund Backs Neuroscience ‘Powerhouse’ At UCSF By Pete Farley on November 04, 2015 A gift of $20 million from the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund to the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Francisco will support research on more »