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A California law designed to help people who have serious mental illness and refuse treatment has only been fully implemented in rural Nevada County, north of Sacramento. San Diego County is considering implementation of what's also know as Assisted Outpatient Treatment as an option.

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People suffering from serious mental illness such as schizophrenia often refuse treatment because they don't know they're sick. The San Diengo County is reviewing the mental health services available to thousands of people who are resistant to treatment.

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Even if you're not a fan of commemorative disease days or months, there are some intriguing story angles if you end up covering National Depression Screening Day this week. Here are ideas and resources.

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One of the biggest obstacles to revitalizing the Los Angeles River is convincing the people who live all around that it even exists and that it is a "real" river.

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Today's Daily Briefing features a report on business of health care exchanges, a candid discussion of PTSD and a great metaphor for bloggers and journalists.

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How an enormous wastewater treatment plant wound up near a small town's historic district.

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For the past year and a half, Julie Sullivan at the Oregonian, one of the country’s most consistent and skilled investigative reporters, has been writing about troops that were exposed to the cancer-causing chemical hexavalent chromium in Iraq.

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This post discusses the life story of Dr. Leon Bass, a black veteran and educator whose wife died of Alzheimer's disease, and two other books related to the topic.

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Jim Arriola is president and CEO of Sekure Healthcare, a health care service company primarily focused on providing affordable health care to California's uninsured workforce. As cofounder of the company, Arriola established the business plan, helped attract capital investment and solidified key strategic relationships on both sides of the border. Sekure Healthcare offers employer-sponsored health benefit plans throughout California as well as plans that extend access to more than 140 cities in Mexico. Arriola has more than 20 years of management and business experience.

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