El Dorado County Local News: Crisis & Personal Support


All Local Crisis & Personal Support News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

Image caption: The California mental health crisis is tied to both homelessness and rising crime.
UPDATE: California’s Mental Health Crisis: How We Got Here

How the California mental health crisis emerged out of the state’s history of deinstitutionalization and laws designed to protect the mentally ill, as well as the communities around them.

Image caption: Kerry Wood, CEO of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, says the organization researches areas of need to help donors direct their contributions.
What Is a Community Foundation?

By channeling funds to a number of nonprofits working on various issues in a given region, community foundations help solve big problems throughout California.

Image caption: A jigsaw puzzle of resources can help El Dorado County residents find mental health.
Finding a Light in the Dark

If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health during these uncertain times, help is available.

Image caption: California will soon be getting a new hotline number as an alternative to 911 for mental health crises.
988, the New Mental Health Emergency Number, Explained

California will soon add a new emergency hotline service with the number 988. Here’s the story behind that new service, and the original 911 number.

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04/09/2024
These professionals provide essential services, but their pay and working conditions do not reflect their value, and their health suffers.

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03/29/2024
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The state is considering zeroing out funds for CalWORKS family stabilization and job subsidy programs to help balance the budget.

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03/10/2024
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For more than four decades, YoloCares has helped families navigate life’s final stages.

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02/27/2024
The monthly rate of antidepressants being dispensed to young people increased about 64% more quickly during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics.

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02/26/2024
Health providers and addiction experts warn the funding structure is unstable for a California initiative that steers patients with substance use disorder into long-term treatment.

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02/08/2024
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CEOs of Instagram, Snapchat tell parents at Senate hearing they’re sorry for deaths of children.

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02/08/2024
New Morning Youth & Family Services, offering 24-hour, 7-day emergency youth shelter in Placerville, has served as a safe haven in El Dorado County since 2011.

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01/31/2024
Gov. Gavin Newsom crafted the measure to reform California’s mental health system, including a $6.4-billion bond for new facilities.

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01/29/2024
A pending bill would extend the so-called 5150 confinement authority to county-designated psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and clinical counselors.

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01/28/2024
The March ballot measure would raise billions for mental health care, but some clinics fear it would strip them of revenue they need for services they provide today.

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01/23/2024
In the year and a half since its launch, 988‚ÄĒthe country‚Äôs easy-to-remember suicide and crisis hotline‚ÄĒhas received about 8.1 million calls, texts, and chats. Curiosity is growing about the people taking those calls.

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01/19/2024
At the Pacific Neuroscience Institute in Santa Monica, scientists are eager to explore whether a psychedelic chemical found in a toad could help people with depression. But research has been put on hold by the state.

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01/08/2024
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As evictions skyrocket with landlords taking advantage of lifted pandemic restrictions, tenants fight for the right to an attorney.

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01/08/2024
Court Appointed Special Advocates El Dorado County dedicates services to support, empower and provide a voice for abused, neglected and at-risk youth.

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01/04/2024
San Diego Unified School District has received more than $700 million in federal and state relief funds since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, with these funds ending, some schools could be facing serious deficits.

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01/03/2024
County leaders in San Diego are gearing up for a March bond measure that could help provide more behavioral health beds. More beds are needed for areas like mental health and detox.

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12/21/2023
The 33-year old Mexican-born man‚ÄĒwho from toddler age has been a permanent legal resident of California‚ÄĒhas reported abuse, unsanitary conditions and threats of force-feeding before his release from immigration detention in April.

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12/19/2023
Federal funding for domestic violence shelters and housing programs is declining. Advocates want the state to step in, but with a record projected deficit new spending is unlikely.

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12/13/2023
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County officials will cease operations of 2-1-1 on Dec. 15. The decision was made after an in-depth evaluation of community needs and available county resources.

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12/12/2023
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El Dorado County drafted an urgency ordinance that would take a big step toward eliminating syringe exchange programs on its turf.

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