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Mar 20, 2019 In The News

With heightened awareness of college students’ psychological stress, worried state officials and campus leaders in California are providing more money and expanding programs to promote mental health.

Mar 19, 2019 In The News

The first drug for women suffering postpartum depression received federal approval on Tuesday, a move likely to pave the way for a wave of treatments to address a debilitating condition that is the most common complication of pregnancy.

Mar 8, 2019 In The News

In the wake of high-profile school shootings, many schools over the past decade have invested scarce educational funds into putting more police in schools.

Mar 5, 2019 In The News

Of the 16 million American adults who live with depression, as many as one-quarter gain little or no benefit from available treatments, whether drugs or talk therapy. They represent perhaps the greatest unmet need in psychiatry.

Mar 5, 2019 In The News

In a scathing decision released Tuesday, a federal judge in Northern California ruled that a unit of UnitedHealth Group, the giant health insurer, had created internal policies aimed at effectively discriminating against patients with mental health and substance abuse disorders to save money.

Mar 1, 2019 In The News

More firefighters took their own lives than died on the job over that span, though line-of-duty deaths often eclipse suicides in the media and public consciousness.

A small but dedicated group of people in California and across the country is working to change that.

Jan 17, 2019 In The News

In particular, ACS-CAN and the other patient advocacy groups are concerned about changes to Medicare’s “protected classes,” which include drugs that treat AIDS, cancer, some mental illnesses, and seizure disorders like epilepsy. They also include drugs for patients who received transplants.

Jan 15, 2019 In The News

The Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn to create a countywide plan for the provision of school-based mental health services through the Department of Mental Health.

Jan 14, 2019 In The News

The National Alliance on Mental Illness has asked U.S.

Nov 29, 2018 In The News

Life expectancy in the United States declined from 2016 to 2017, yet the 10 leading causes of death remained the same, according to three government reports released Thursday. Increasing deaths due to drug overdoses and suicides explain this slight downtick in life expectancy, the US Centers for Disease Control says.