Steinberg Institute

The Elyn Saks story: It’s no crime to live with mental illness

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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Sacramento Bee: Few state issues more pressing than criminalization 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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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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Sacramento mental health court celebrates its graduates

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 coalition unveils 2015-16 mental health bill package

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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Lawmakers address CA’s fragmented mental health system

Posted by on Monday, April 13, 2015

Advocates and mental health practitioners say that California’s approach to mental health — and particularly to involuntary treatment — is deeply fragmented across its 58 counties. Los Angeles Times. Read […]

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Sacramento Bee: State needs to do better job of assessing impacts of Prop. 63

Posted by on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

More than 10 years after Californians voted for a special income tax on millionaires to pay for expanded mental health services, we still don’t know if the program is working the way its sponsors promised it would.

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Prop. 63 is helping mentally ill Californians, Steinberg report says

Posted by on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A massive tax program former state Sen. Darrell Steinberg pushed to fund mental health services is providing relief to tens of thousands of Californians and decreasing homelessness, hospitalizations and arrests among mentally ill people treated in the programs, according to a report Steinberg released Wednesday.

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Press release: Mental health investment shows promising results

Posted by on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Steinberg Institute for Advancing Behavioral Health Policy & Leadership today released the first comprehensive, data-driven study of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), created by Proposition 63. The evaluation, performed in partnership with the California Behavioral Health Directors Association of California (CBHDA), draws from data reported by counties to state agencies.

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