Articles Tagged With ‘Mental Health’




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)

Breath-awareness meditation

By GARY E FORESMAN MD (Editor’s note: This is part five in a five-part in a five-part series on stress management.) This article is intentionally kept brief, clean and without metaphors or discussions on why we meditate. I am just... (Continue reading)

Atascadero murder suspect felt “evil” coming from victim

An Atascadero man accused of killing his neighbor told police he felt an “evil” coming from the victim prior to her shooting death. [KCOY] Mark Andrews, 49, admitted to shooting his neighbor Colleen Barga-Milbury, 52, to death Saturday, according to... (Continue reading)

What is meditation?

By GARY E FORESMAN MD (Editor’s note: This is part four in a five-part in a five-part series on stress management.) Meditation is not stress reduction. Nor is it prayer, or thought control, or “having no thoughts”, or any myriad... (Continue reading)

Crazy comes to Cayucos, pretends to have a gun

OPINION By STACEY WARDE We get our share of crazies passing through town. I met one recently at Kelley’s Espresso and Desserts Coffee Shop in Cayucos. Right away he took a dislike to me—and to just about everyone who crossed... (Continue reading)

Nevada’s mental patients’ ticket to ride

Nevada health officials have been quietly putting psychiatric patients on buses and shipping them to locales all over the U.S., and California has become a favorite destination, a Sacramento Bee investigation reveals. Health services in Nevada have been drastically reduced... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man sentenced in mother’s murder

A judge sentenced a Los Osos man on Tuesday to 15 years to life in prison for murdering his mother. Lisa Van Heuver, 56, died on May 12 from injuries she suffered at the hands of her son Michael Van... (Continue reading)

What is stress reduction?

By GARY E FORESMAN MD (Editor’s note: This is part two in a five-part series on stress management.) In Part I of the series I gave a very physiologic perspective to the definition of stress. Of course, everyone’s own subjective... (Continue reading)

What is stress after all?

By GARY E FORESMAN MD (Editor’s note: This is part one in a five-part in a five-part series on stress management.) This educational series is my attempt to clarify some salient issues involved with defining, understanding, and treating what is... (Continue reading)