El Camino Hospital Recognized with 2015 Outstanding Treatment Provider Award

  El Camino Hospital announced it received the 2015 Outstanding Treatment Provider Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) California Chapter. The Outstanding Treatment Provider Award was created by NAMI California to recognize excellence of care in behavioral health services. “This award is bestowed upon one healthcare organization for providing exemplary treatment and Read More »

National Mental Health Month

May is National Mental Health Month! This month is dedicated to fighting the stigma attached to mental illness, proving support to those affected, educating the public, and advocating for equal care. Mental health affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Experiencing one Read More »

SCOTUS Case Examines Mental Health Considerations During Arrests

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether the Americans with Disabilities Act requires police to take special precautions when arresting potentially violent individuals with mental health issues following an incident in San Francisco, theAP/Sacramento Bee reports. Background In 2008,Teresa Sheehan, who has schizophrenia, threatened to kill her social worker and approached police officers with Read More »

New ID cards can help in a crisis

Adults with physical and mental disabilities often find it difficult—or impossible—to effectively communicate with people who want to help them during times of crisis. It may be a person with dementia who has wandered away from home, or someone with epilepsy or diabetes who is experiencing a medical emergency. “These sorts of situations sometimes happen Read More »