| Feb 5, 2014
| 9:28 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — More than four years after a 52-year-old psychiatric patient was left with a broken neck for five hours on the floor of her room at Metropolitan State Hospital, the physician responsible for her care has agreed to give up his...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:49 PM
The state's local and regional jails are currently not equipped to provide the services that their mentally ill inmates would receive in a community setting, according to the Office of the State Inspector General's 2013 report, "A Review of Mental...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:32 PM
When Tina Kinser showed up at the Fullerton police station Saturday morning, she had a flashback to the summer of 2011.
Almost everything seemed the same. The demands for justice blaring out of bullhorns. The people in Guy Fawkes masks holding signs...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:00 AM
As a reporter, Erika Hayasaki covered disasters and American tragedies, but it wasn't until she took a college course on death that she began to understand the difference between the good and the bad way to end.
The class was called "Death in...
| Jan 18, 2014
The controversial Kelly Thomas case prompted more outrage this week. After an Orange County jury found two former Fullerton police officers not guilty in the death of a schizophrenic homeless man, dozens of letter writers responded heatedly with their...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 4:02 PM
In the wake of gun violence such as occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School, commissions are organized. Rarely, however, are meaningful reforms proposed.
Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Tim Murphy, R-Pa., is a...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 1:30 PM
When Tina Kinser showed up at the Fullerton police station Saturday morning she had a flashback to the summer of 2011.
Almost everything seemed the same. The demands for justice blaring out of bullhorns. The people holding signs with pictures of her...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 8:04 PM
It's one of the next big hurdles for the Obamacare rollout: What will happen when hundreds of thousands of low-income Californians shift from county health plans to the state's huge Medi-Cal system on Jan. 1?
Judging from a similar surge in 2011,...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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The Carrie Diaries In this...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:50 PM
A Skokie man will spend the rest of his life under court supervision after he was ordered Friday to be held indefinitely at a secure mental health facility following the brutal slaying of his daughter and granddaughter, authorities said.
In September, a...
| Jan 5, 2014
My brother John called me last summer to tell me that he had finally figured out our family secret. I was his mother, he said.
I am not, of course.
My brother is 38 years old, but I will always think of him as he was in his early 20s, when he was...
| Jan 7, 2014
Re "Have you seen my brother standing in the shadows?," Opinion, Jan. 5
Sarah Dusseault's story about her brother' struggle with mental illness and homelessness was heartbreakingly familiar.
My sister with schizophrenia has been repeatedly homeless,...