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Kay Warren rallies faith, health care leaders to help those with mental illness

Posted by on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

By Deepa Bharath Source: The Orange County Register Kay Warren calls mental illness “the no-casserole illness.” “When I was diagnosed with cancer, people took turns to bring in casseroles and […]

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Legislators Champion Mental Health

Posted by on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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Mentally Ill Need to be Treated with Compassion, not as Criminals

Posted by on Monday, May 25, 2015

Elyn Saks has a story that millions of people hide from their friends, their co-workers and even their families. But she wants the world to know about it.

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Confronting a Cost of Mental Illness

Posted by on Monday, May 25, 2015

Government too often avoids its responsibilities to severely mentally ill people.

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It’s Time for Insurers to Close Mental Health Care Gap for Youths

Posted by on Saturday, May 23, 2015

In many industrialized countries, all adolescents showing signs of mental illness receive early, comprehensive psychological care.

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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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