October 13, 2023 The Kennedy Forum and the Steinberg Institute are thrilled to see record parity enforcement by California’s Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC), representing an essential step towards ensuring compliance with California and federal parity […]
(Los Angeles) Steinberg Institute founder Darrell Steinberg and CEO Karen Larsen joined Governor Gavin Newsom as he signed legislation to modernize California’s landmark Mental Health Services Act. The signing, held at the historic Los Angeles General Medical […]
Actor, Producer and Director Halle Berry The urgency and importance of transforming California’s mental health systems were highlighted by political leaders, experts and actor, director and producer Halle Berry at a recent event exploring the work of […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 3, 2023 The Steinberg Institute releases new analysis of Governor Gavin Newsom’s behavioral health proposal, finds Governor’s plan makes urgent and necessary changes to the MHSA Report also finds recent critiques of Governor’s proposal […]
“Okay boomer,” are the words you might hear if you ask someone under 30 to put in long work hours or take on more extra responsibilities on the job. Often (and not always accurately) called “quiet-quitting”, this social-media-driven trend encourages people to prioritize their own well-being over their job.
The “year of the rabbit” in 2023 began with multiple acts of gun violence impacting California’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Two mass shootings, first in Monterrey Park on lunar new year’s eve and then in Half Moon Bay have left people searching for answers. Traumatic events like these are all too common nationwide, and coping with them can be very difficult, especially for those impacted directly. At the same time, Asians are the racial group in America least likely to access care than any other group. It’s critical that we do everything we can to ensure that our AAPI community has the mental health support needed to cope with these events.
Whether you’re a veteran mental health advocate or a newly inducted legislative staffer, keeping track of all the acronyms used in mental health policies and legislation can get overwhelming. So, we’re here to help reduce the number of times you have to google what “BHCIP” (pronounced BEE-CHIP despite its spelling) is. Or you’re left wondering whether when someone say’s “CSU” in a conversation about mental health crises if they’re talking about a California State University. Spoiler alert: they aren’t.
California relies on multiple streams of revenue to fund public mental health services from federal, state, and local levels. One of the many sources of income is the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). It’s a vital source of funding that directly impacts the care Californians receive for mental health and substance use care.
Sacramento County resident Dan Tibbits is 30 years in recovery from substance use disorder, with the support of 12 Step Recovery. He was dual-diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 33. Dan shares his story to create a sense of connection and hope for others struggling with substance use disorder or mental illness.
In July, the 988 the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline went live nationwide. This critical number will make mental health and crisis support much more accessible to anyone who needs it.