Articles Tagged With ‘Mental Health’




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Son of woman killed by Atascadero man to receive $1 million

Mark Andrews

The son of an Atascadero woman who was shot and killed by her mentally-ill neighbor will receive $1 million over the course of his life. The mother of the killer agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed against her.... (Continue reading)

Suicidal teen rescued from Paso Robles bridge

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A suicidal teen spent more than an hour sitting on the edge of the 13th Street Bridge in Paso Robles on Wednesday. Police officers and relatives rescued the 18-year-old man who was threatening to jump. [KSBY] The Paso Robles Police... (Continue reading)

SLO County moves ahead with Laura’s Law

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has declared it plans to adopt Laura’s Law, a state program that allows judges to order mentally ill individuals into treatment. On Tuesday, the supervisors endorsed a resolution on implementing the program.... (Continue reading)

ASH patient attacks elderly worker

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An Atascadero State Hospital patient attacked an elderly psychiatric technician Wednesday night, leaving the ASH employee hospitalized in the intensive care unit. [KSBY] The patient attacked a male psychiatric technician in a hallway at ASH shortly after 9:30 p.m., according... (Continue reading)

Commission approves Templeton psychiatric hospital

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The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday in support of a proposed mental health hospital in Templeton. An appeal of the project to the board of supervisors is likely, though. Harvey and Melanie Billig are seeking approval... (Continue reading)

ASH patient pleads no contest to murdering roommate

Adam Paul Cary

Atascadero State Hospital patient Adam Cary has pleaded no contest to the murder of his former roommate at ASH. Cary, 35, strangled to death Kevin Allan Turner, 53. On May 28, 2014, an ASH psychiatrist found Turner with his face... (Continue reading)

Suspect in Atascadero standoff identified

John Floyd Jones

An Atascadero man who, in emotional distress, fired shots and engaged in a standoff with police on Sunday has been identified as 53-year-old John Floyd Jones, according to San Luis Obispo County Jail records. Jones is still in jail, as... (Continue reading)

Man in distress fires shots in Atascadero

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An Atascadero man in emotional distress fired shots when police arrived at his home on Sunday. Officers arrested him after an approximately two and a half hour standoff. [KSBY] Early Sunday morning, Atascadero police responded to the man’s apartment on... (Continue reading)

SLO County to mandate mental health treatment

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San Luis Obispo County is planning to adopt a state program that will allow judges to order mentally ill individuals into treatment, not as punishment for a crime, but rather in response to the petition of local health officials. The... (Continue reading)

Deputies save Santa Maria man from self-immolation

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A Santa Maria man stopped at a Buellton gas station Saturday night to fill up his pickup. Instead of simply filling up the tank, the man poured gas in the front seat of his truck, as well as all over... (Continue reading)



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