mental illness

Ben Margot/AP

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco officials decided Tuesday to force some people with serious mental illness and drug addiction into treatment, even if it goes against the spirit of a city known for its fierce protection of civil rights.

The Conversation: Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Nov 30, 2017
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Mental Health Across Society

Wayne Yoshioka

State lawmakers have been trying to ease Doctor shortages on the neighbor islands for 2 decades.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, no progress was made last session.

Town Square: Mental Illness

May 8, 2014

Often it’s only after a news story about a violent act enters the public consciousness that we find out mental illness was involved. How are signals missed along the way? Next time on Town Square, our panel of mental illness professionals look at the status of the mentally ill in Hawaii - and what family and friends can do without compromising civil rights if they suspect someone may be mentally ill.