California governor approves mental health courts for homeless people

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With more than 100,000 people living on the streets, California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a new law that could force some of them into treatment under a program which the first-term governor describes as “caring” but opponents argue it’s cruel. Newsom signed the Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment Act … Read more

Teen mental health suffered during pandemic, CDC says

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April 1, 2022 — Many American teens have reported mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, a CDC survey finds. Among the main results of the survey of secondary school students: 37% of teen respondents said they had poor mental health during the pandemic. 44% said they felt “persistently” sad or hopeless. 55% said an … Read more