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California’s Chief Justice: Every County Needs Mental Health Court

Posted by on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In Sacramento Superior Court’s Mental Health Court, there are plenty of congratulations and plenty of cupcakes for people who used to be known as defendants but who are now known as participants.

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Sacramento mental health court celebrates graduates, gets $592,000 grant

Posted by on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The court clerk brought cupcakes. The judge brought well wishes and a guest – California’s chief justice.

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Bipartisan Effort Forms to Advance Mental Health Agenda

Posted by on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – A bipartisan group of legislators, led by Senate Mental Health Caucus Chair Jim Beall and Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Mental & Behavioral Health, Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, announced today a package of legislation moving forward this year dedicated to improving the lives of Californians suffering from mental illness.

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Study: Californians With Mental Health Issues Face Discrimination

Posted by on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Californians with mental health issues often face prejudice and discrimination…

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Lawmakers address California’s deeply fragmented mental health system

Posted by on Monday, April 13, 2015

By Abby Sewell Source: LA Times Avocates and mental health practitioners say that California’s approach to mental health — and particularly to involuntary treatment — is deeply fragmented across its 58 […]

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New 16-bed facility at VA Mather Center opens for veterans in crisis

Posted by on Thursday, April 9, 2015

The VA Northern California Health Care System unveiled a new facility Thursday for veterans with mental health needs as a tide of criticism continues to rise nationwide over unacceptably long wait times for U.S. veterans seeking care for behavioral health conditions.

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Has California’s Proposition 63 had a positive impact?

Posted by on Thursday, April 9, 2015

In 2004, California voters approved the Mental Health Services Act, a.k.a. Proposition 63, which levied a 1 percent tax on state millionaires to support mental-health programs. Over the last 10 years it has raised more than $13 billion for these programs.

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Steinberg speaks at Gould

Posted by on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

USC Gould School of Law hosted Darrell Steinberg, former California State Senate President pro tempore, on Tuesday evening. Steinberg’s lecture, one of the lectures within the Allen Neiman & Alan Sieroty Lecture in Civil Liberties series, addressed the attitude towards mental health disorders in the state of California.

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