Watch: A panel discussion on the mental health crisis in California
By Ben Christopher | May 20, 2019
A physician, an advocate, a public health specialist, a suicide-attempt survivor and a California state lawmaker gathered in downtown Sacramento today to offer their diagnosis of the state’s mental health…
By Jocelyn Wiener | April 30, 2019
With fresh political attention on mental health, advocates are hoping California embraces humane and effective ways of averting some problems and solving others.
By Jocelyn Wiener | April 15, 2019
This summer, Tom Gray will lose his home. A slim man with hunched shoulders and a halting voice, Gray, 72, has schizophrenia. Before he landed in Carmen Palarca’s board-and-care home 11 years ago,...
By Jocelyn Wiener | March 10, 2019
Elizabeth Brown’s bedroom holds a trove of evidence of her fight to save herself. Preserved among the Twilight novels, the posters of Korean pop singers and cameras she used for her budding...
By Jocelyn Wiener | Feb. 4, 2019
In the past five years, the number of people in California deemed incompetent to stand trial and referred by a judge to state hospitals for treatment has soared—but there are…
Guest Commentary | April 17, 2019
Guest Commentary | April 14, 2019