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Preventing Suicides Among Veterans Is at Center of Bill Passed by Senate

By editor
February 4, 2015

As a Marine serving in Iraq, Clay Hunt barely missed being killed by a sniper, yet he faced what proved to be more powerful foes after leaving the corps: depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

deadline for physicians to opt out of new United HealthCare Medi-Cal managed care network

By editor
January 13, 2015

The 30-day window for physicians in San Diego and Sacramento counties wishing to opt out of United Healthcare’s new Medi-Cal managed care network, called United Healthcare Community Plan, is approaching. Affected physicians in these two counties were notified by United Healthcare in December that they are being automatically opted into the Community Plan and rates...   read more

Randall Hagar, CPA Government Affairs Director, in the Media

By editor
December 1, 2014

Randall Hagar, advocate for NAMI and CPA Government Affairs Director, was quoted in the Dec 1st issue of TIME magazine on Assisted Outpatient Treatment!

Happy Thanksgiving

By editor
November 26, 2014

During this time of thanks, we give thanks to you- our loyal members and valued sponsors.  Thank you for your continued support and dedication towards improving the mental health system in San Diego.

Depression Screening Week in San Diego County

By editor
October 6, 2014

October 6th- Oct 12th is Depression Screening Week in San Diego County.  Free depression screenings will be offered at almost 50 sites throughout the County.  For more information please visit the following link:

SD County Suicide Prevention Council Releases Report to the Community

By editor
September 8, 2014

The San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council held a press release on Friday, Sept 5, 2014.  The conference was held to Report to the Community on suicide in San Diego County and to showcase their new five-minute outreach video. As the presenters stated throughout the conference, we are not alone in our efforts to prevent...   read more

Robin Williams

By editor
August 26, 2014

Robin Williams' tragic suicide has saddened us all and served as a reminder to the community of the counteless others lost to suicide.  Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the world and the second leading cause of death in adolescents and young adults.  The vast majority (90%) of suicides are directly...   read more


By admin
August 26, 2014

This article was originally printed in the San Diego Union Tribune on August 8, 2014. To view the full article by Tim Murphy, CPA President,  please click on the following link:

SDPS Member in the Media

By editor
August 20, 2014

SDPS Distinguished Fellowship Chair and Past President, Steven Ornish, M.D. was recently interviewed on KPBS and he explains best practices for the treatment of depression.  Listen to Dr. Ornish's discussion on the Midday Edition and watch his Evening Edition interview at:

Congrats Team San Diego Psychiatric Society

By editor
August 18, 2014

Congratulations to Team San Diego Psychiatric Society for earning the AFSP early-bird incentive of having 10 or more participants and raising $1,000 collectively online by August 15th!  The SDPS team name will be on the official San Diego Out of the Darkness t-shirt and we are currently ranked in the top five teams for donations....   read more