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Tuolumne County's first student wellness center focuses on teens and mental health

Tuolumne County’s first student wellness center focuses on teens and mental health

A $200,000 grant received by Sonora Union High School District in December will help fund mental health services at Tuolumne County’s first student wellness center, which opened in August. The center was developed after the district board and local stakeholders determined at a meeting in April that student mental health would be the district’s top …

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Kaweah Health Mental Health Hospital to add psychiatric services for children and adolescents after receiving $8.5 million grant

Kaweah Health is building the county’s first youth mental health hospital

Kaweah Health’s Mental Health Hospital will add a fourth wing to provide psychiatric services to children and adolescents 18 and under. The new 22-bed wing will accommodate up to 684 young people in its first year, scheduled for 2025. “Unfortunately, one of the downsides of the pandemic has been that it has led to an …

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Opinion: Fixing Santa Clara County's mental health system would save lives and money

Opinion: Fixing Santa Clara County’s mental health system would save lives and money

Instead, people who could be successfully treated are languishing and dying on our streets because of political inaction. We can change that. We can reduce crime, save lives and save millions of tax dollars by finally taking seriously the untreated mental health issues that are driving up our population of homeless residents, contributing to rising …

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