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Doug Wolfberg raises concerns about New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ mental health directive
“EMS providers are effectively being required to intervene and transport persons merely because they are homeless and apparently mentally ill”
Delivering doses to seniors, the homebound and the homeless
Drug use, violence and fires are highlighted as cities sweep camps and struggle with housing solutions
The Office of Community Health and Safety mental responds to behavioral health crises, overdose incidents and homelessness
State health officials say the street medicine program reaches some of the state’s sickest and most vulnerable people
One of the patients was transported to a hospital in critical condition
An expansion of Medi-Cal funding has helped Clinica Sierra Vista deliver medical care to the homeless population
Phoenix has seen 28 consecutive days of 110 Fahrenheit ever recorded
LAFD firefighters had to extricate three people from the car after it crashed into the camp
Sweltering weather spreads from the Southwest to California causing heat-related deaths
For the last two years, the Portland Street Response sent mental health workers and EMTs instead of police to people experiencing a mental health emergency
Calif. voters want behavioral health professionals to respond to non-life-threatening 911 calls
Over 2,200 unhoused people died in 2021, a sharper increase than in the years before the COVID-19 pandemic
Mayor Eric Adams says he wants LEOs and medics to more aggressively get severely mentally ill individuals off the streets and subways and into treatment