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Experts: Mental illness not main driver of mass shootings.

President Donald Trump’s focus on “mentally ill monsters” oversimplifies the role of mental illness in public mass shootings and downplays the ease with which Americans can get firearms, experts said. “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun,” Trump...

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Women’s mental health may improve after quitting alcohol.

Not drinking alcohol may improve the mental health of women, a new study says. Women who drink moderate amounts of alcohol or quit the habit altogether have better mental well-being outcomes compared to those who keep drinking, according to a study published Monday in...

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Jeffrey’s journey: An addict’s trail from street to cell.

He couldn’t escape the easy access to drugs in San Francisco’s Tenderloin. He couldn’t escape prison when he crossed the border into San Mateo County. By Heather Knight | May 24, 2019 The first time I met Jeffrey Choate, he looked close to death. He was passed out on...

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Golden Gate Bridge barrier offers relief.

After seeing model of netting, suicide victims’ families see hope for others. Piece by piece, the net is coming together — a coarse web of steel that will dangle over the side of the Golden Gate Bridge, catching lost and disconsolate souls. Bridge district officials...

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