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The new federal number is billed as an alternative to 911 for people experiencing mental health emergencies. A bill would allow California to fund call centers with new fees on phone lines.
Following a classmate’s death, five students called on the City Council to prioritize funding student mental health programs. “We were converting our grief into something meaningful,” one said.
The man hurled two rocks, shattering the window and injuring a man’s shoulder, before he was arrested, police said.
Chuck Feezel had struggled since childhood with a constellation of physical and mental challenges that required serious psychiatric treatment.
Charles Franklin Feezel was taken to Highland Hospital with critical injuries and died 12 days later.
The driver left the area in what police described as a “lowered, dark-color, mid 90’s sedan, with tinted windows (possibly a Nissan Altima).”
Most of the money is for a new Specialized Care Unit that would respond instead of armed police to people in crisis.
Health professionals and Berkeley Unified counselors are bracing for a new wave of students needing mental health care when full-time, in-person school returns in the fall.
As California virus rates improve, lockdown restrictions are easing in group living settings.
Activists gathered to discuss economic and racial inequality, reparations, police violence – and to celebrate accomplishments.
In a community survey, 56% of respondents said mental health was their biggest worry about the pandemic. The city wants to know what people need.