Posts Tagged ‘Mental Health’


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Mental health hospital could come to Templeton

A nearly 100-bed mental health hospital may be built Templeton if the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voices approval. [Tribune] Louisiana-based Vizion Health LLC is proposing to build a 96-bed mental health hospital, along with a smaller assisted... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria hatchet murderer facing release

The doctors of a former altar boy who killed a senior citizen in a random hatchet attack in Santa Maria five years ago have recommended that their patient be released, a decision that is now under the purview of the... (Continue reading)

SLO man who killed 87-year-old nearing release

A 22-year-old man who, at 13, beat an 87-year-old man to death with a skateboard may leave lockup in the next two weeks. [Tribune] The convicted killer, who grew up with a low IQ and emotional problems, is currently committed... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman not guilty of murdering mother

A mentally ill Paso Robles women who murdered her mother was found not guilty by reason of insanity on Tuesday In April 2012, police responding to a 911 call found Sunni Jackson, 38, sitting outside the home and her mother... (Continue reading)

Cambria man sentenced to 27 years to life

A mentally ill Cambria man who stabbed his brother in the head with a screwdriver was sentenced to 27 years to life in prison on Wednesday. A jury found Brandon Henslee, 23, guilty of murdering his brother Tyler Hanks, 20,... (Continue reading)

How we can thrive

By GARY FORESMAN, MD. Why don’t we live life fully? Why don’t we live integratively rather than so dis-integratively? When most everyone knows how to exercise, eat well, and manage stress, why don’t they? Why do we so easily fall... (Continue reading)

Cambria man guilty of murder

A Cambria man who stabbed his brother in the head with a screwdriver was found guilty of first degree murder on Monday. A jury found Brandon Henslee, 23, guilty of murdering his brother Tyler Hanks, 20, in 2012 at a... (Continue reading)

Hill casts deciding vote for CAPSLO contract

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill cast the deciding vote last week to approve a contract of more than $360,000 for the organization that employs his fiancée. Hill often abstains or recuses himself when the Board... (Continue reading)

ASH drops deranged man in Paso Robles

A parolee deemed too dangerous for release because of mental illness was dropped at a bus stop in Paso Robles, the result of a clerical error that led to the death of a Santa Cruz woman. [LATimes] In May 2012,... (Continue reading)

Obamacare will help state’s mental patients

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act will significantly augment this state’s ability to provide mental health benefits for millions of people, a new study by the nonprofit California HealthCare Foundation suggests. (Los Angeles Times) According to details presented in the... (Continue reading)



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