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Judge finds BART stabbing suspect incompetent to stand trial

An Alameda County Superior Court judge today suspended criminal proceedings against a transient charged with murder for the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Nia Wilson at the MacArthur BART station in July, saying he finds there is “substantial evidence” the man is...

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Mental health therapy at Walmart? It’s now a thing

A Boston company is taking the concept of retail health care to a new level — offering mental health treatment in a Walmart. Beacon Health Options, which manages mental health care for 40 million people, has opened a small clinic in the discount department store in...

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A simpler, better way to diagnose mental illness

Patterns of speech may be telltales of particular symptoms DIAGNOSING MENTAL illness is difficult. Giving broad names such as “schizophrenia” and “bipolar disorder” to particular sets of symptoms helps psychiatrists and patients discuss and treat what is going on, but...

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NAMI California Proudly Supports Proposition 2

NAMI California is proud to announce that we are in support of Proposition 2 and the No Place Like Home Program to help provide housing for individuals with mental illness. We are in support of this proposition which provides critical services to Californians who are...

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