Despite pleas from San Francisco prosecutors, a judge this morning went ahead and released Yeiner Perez, BART's infamous naked acrobat, from jail. According to the Public Defender's Office, 24-year-old Perez was released on his own recognizance so he could get mental health services in Alameda Cou ... More >>
Andrew Goodwin, a University of San Francisco media studies professor, died in an apartment fire in Berkeley early this morning, The two-alarm fire reportedly broke out at 2431 Oregon St. sometime after 1:40 a.m. When fire crews arrived, they found flames blowing out of the roof. Inside, they foun ... More >>
A local grassroots nonprofit launched a new campaign last month to eliminate the stigma that still shrouds mental health.The "Stomp Out Stigma" campaign, also referred to as the SOS campaign, is spearheaded by a locally based organization, Youth In Mind. Through the campaign, the group hopes to infl ... More >>
Jane Rix / ShutterstockLook deep into my icing and tell me what you see...The days when Samantha and Carrie were cooing over Magnolia Bakery's icing swirls seem so long ago -- like, 2000 -- and yet the cupcake trend will not die. Cupcake shops are still legion, and cupcake reality TV shows and c ... More >>
Yo, where's the Asian Healthy Penis? The San Francisco Department of Public Health is known for being particularly hip and inventive with its STD-prevention campaigns targeting gay men. Based on the progressive campaigning the DPH has conducted in the past, including the Healthy Penis campaign (h ... More >>
Matthew LindgrenA Bay Area therapist who specializes in sexual assault and rape cases allegedly had sex with his own patient while she was hypnotized. SF Weekly contacted lawyers for Angelina Rosiles, the plaintiff in the case, but they have not yet returned our phone calls. However, in a lawsuit ... More >>
The allegations would not please Dr. Freud"And how did that make you feel?" A San Francisco psychologist accused of doing more than talk therapy will be in court today to enter a plea. Steven Allan Korn, 61, is accused of twice having sex with a twentysomething female patient -- during therapy se ... More >>
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Michael Wise and Susan Owsley are recovering schizophrenics who got the right kind of help, and got off the street.The mayor's secret budget cuts will make sure that doesn't happen anymore.
A new treatment for victims of severe emotional trauma involving rhythmic eye movements has therapists claiming almost miraculous results. Psychological researchers say the eyes just don't have it.
The stormy relationship between a transitioning transsexual and a well-known sex counselor raises questions about the growing field of sexology