A newly-proposed bill would reduce the prescription of psychiatric drugs to youth in California’s foster care system. Karen de Sá of the Contra Costa Times, reports.
Robin Urevich reports, “Trauma Should Be Recognized as Disability by Schools, Lawsuit Says.”
The Sacramento Bee reports, “While mental health hospitalizations of young people of all ethnicities have climbed in recent years, Latino rates stand out. Among those 21 and younger, rates shot up 86 percent, to 17,813, between 2007 and 2014, according to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. That’s compared with a 21 percent increase among whites and 35 percent among African Americans.”