ATASCADERO – This afternoon, Wednesday, Dec. 16, first responders were called to the Atascadero Lake after reports of an incident related to a mental health situation involving a mother and child.

It was reported that the mother was arrested for unknown charges and the child was taken into custody.

No further information is available at this time.

Update: Terrie Banish, Deputy City Manager of Atascadero, stated the incident is a mental health issue and because of that the city will not comment.    


Editor’s Note: The outbreak of infectious diseases such as the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can be a stressful time for individuals and communities. It is not uncommon to feel anxious or worried while listening, reading or watching the news.  While it’s necessary to keep up-to-date and make changes to daily life in order to help control the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the constant news cycle coupled with social distancing measures can have a real impact on mental health.

It’s important during times like these to monitor your own physical and mental health, as well as safely stay connected to your community. Know the signs of stress and when and how to seek help for yourself, as well as loved ones.

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