mental illness

Play hopes to inspire dialogue on mental health

Play hopes to inspire dialogue on mental health

OCEANSIDE — Collaborating with a local mental health services nonprofit, the Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC) strives to inspire a discussion of mental health issues within the community with its first play of the season, “The Boys Next Door,” which opens Feb. 23.

A portion of state’s mental health program: A national model?

One of the first bits of advice Vice President Joe Biden received after becoming the point person for shaping new federal gun control and mental health proposals in the wake of December’s mass shootings in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school was to follow the California example.