| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Amanda Bynes' parents have begun the process of obtaining a temporary conservatorship over their daughter's affairs, according to reports out Thursday.
Court papers were filed by Lynn and Rick Bynes on Thursday, TMZ said, and a hearing was set for...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Amanda Bynes has been placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold after allegedly setting a small fire in a Thousand Oaks neighborhood.
The onetime child star, who most recently appeared in "Hairspray" and "Easy A," was detained by Ventura County...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:19 AM
The story of Pfc. Bradley Manning is a grand personal tragedy with a small potential for a happy ending.
On Wednesday, a military judge sentenced Manning to 35 years in prison for giving WikiLeaks some 750,000 classified military documents. On Thursday,...
| May 17, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Go to a busy street in your community and count the next 25 adolescents who walk, bike, skateboard, stroll or saunter past. Odds are that two of those 25 kids (8.3% to be exact) would own up to having experienced 14 or more days in the last month that...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:52 PM
SACRAMENTO — Democratic leaders of the state Senate on Wednesday proposed an extra $200 million annually for rehabilitation, drug and mental health treatment as an alternative to Gov. Jerry Brown's plan for reducing prison crowding.
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:07 PM
Dr. William Glasser, a psychiatrist, education reform advocate and bestselling author whose unorthodox emphasis on personal responsibility for mental problems sold millions of books, caught the attention of educators and earned him an international...
| Sep 1, 2013
Both Gov. Jerry Brown's ill-considered plan for complying with a court-ordered prison population cap by contracting out for inmate beds, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's much smarter plan to control the flow of new inmates into prison, are...
| Sep 3, 2013
Re "New look at male depression," Aug. 29
Thank you for publishing this article on the front page. It is a story that has been undervalued, not just in the media but by medical research in general.
As a psychologist, I find it sad that even within the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:58 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — The chief deputy director of the California Department of State Hospitals has been cleared of wrongdoing in a sexual harassment and discrimination investigation but has decided to retire, state officials have confirmed.
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:22 PM
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week threw its weight behind Laura’s Law – which allows counties to create court-ordered outpatient mental health treatment for the severely ill who have cycled through hospitals or jails and...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:12 AM
The city of Santa Monica on Wednesday was named one of five winning cities in the inaugural Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge and will receive a $1-million prize to help carry out its well-being project. City officials and researchers at Rand.......