While awaiting his murder trial, Adrian Berumen volunteered to live with mentally ill inmates. His experience caring for them could shape the jail system’s future.
Powerful images can spark change—but they can also have lasting traumatic impacts. Images of civil unrest that has spread across the country over police violence against black people, compounded by a health pandemic, has mental health experts worried.
The incident likely wouldn’t have gained much attention if not for a video that shows one of the police officers hitting Martindale’s legs with a baton while they try to handcuff him.
The man has asked for leniency, saying he was abused as a child, triggering issues that drove him to spy on his coworkers.
A new state law, AB 1810, allows defendants with mental health issues to ask for diversion to treatment instead of facing trial.
As one Long Beach facility ends its psychiatric services, another one is scheduled to open in the coming weeks in the city’s Memorial Heights neighborhood.
While May was Mental Health Month, the tragic and shocking suicides of designer Kate Spade and author and television personality Anthony Bourdain this week—and a new report this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing an increase in suicides in almost every state nationwide—have brought the conversation about mental health back to the forefront.
Newly recruited Long Beach firefighter-paramedics are now being sent into the field with a few more items in their toolbox—training on how to help people suffering from mental illness.
The Long Beach City City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a conditional use permit that will allow for the operation of a mental health urgent care facility just south of the city’s Cal Heights neighborhood.
May is Mental Health Month and it’s not too late to get involved. Whether you’re looking for resources for you or someone you know or want to help those suffering from a mental illness find jobs, Long Beach has plenty of opportunities available.