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April 2019 News Listing

‘The Manic Monologues’ puts a spotlight on mental illness Stanford collaboration turns true stories into powerful theater.

When Stanford University graduate student Zack Burton had his first psychotic break, he and his girlfriend of several years, Elisa Hofmeister, felt scared and alone. “It was just terrifying. His personality changed so dramatically for four months; I really didn’t know if he would go back to being the same,” recalled Hofmeister, a researcher at more

Kaiser pickets rap mental health care. Citing wait time, they seek meeting with CEO.

Kaiser Permanente patients assembled outside the health care provider’s Oakland headquarters Wednesday, calling for shorter wait times for mental health appointments and demanding a meeting with the CEO. The event was attended by officials of the National Union of Healthcare Workers, which represents some Kaiser employees and is in contract negotiations with the company. The more