By: Tara Gamboa-Eastman Steinberg Institute Director of Government Affairs In 2020, the Steinberg Institute partnered with The Kennedy Forum and Senator Scott Wiener (D – San Francisco) to pass landmark legislation, SB 855. The legislation helped California […]
By: Saskia Perks It’s back-to-school season, when children often feel anxious about the upcoming year. Managing anxiety is not an overnight process. It takes both the caregiver and child working together to discover the best coping strategies. […]
By Saskia Perks July 16th marked one year since the nationwide launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. The lifeline allows anyone in the U.S. to call or text a trained mental health counselor for free […]
By: Saskia Perks Mayors from major cities across the United States are sounding the alarm about a growing mental health crisis within their communities. In a recent United States Council of Mayors survey, 88% of city leaders […]
“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.
In the feel-good comedy-drama “Ted Lasso,” Jason Sudeikis often faces the British press as coach Lasso, positively explaining away his soccer team’s latest struggle. But recently, Sudeikis found himself standing behind one of the most visible microphones in the world in the White House Briefing Room. The topic? Mental health.
Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) recently shared his mental health journey when he checked into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for clinical depression. Fetterman suffered a stroke last year and has dealt with what he describes as a turbulent, lifelong journey with depression. He was advised to seek professional care.
A solid mission and vision statement is a staple for most, if not all, organizations. And, if asked, I would assume we’d agree that mission statements are an important tool for organizations to look toward while conducting their business. As our Our CEO, Karen Larsen, says, the Steinberg Institute’s mission, “…clearly states our purpose and gives our team a north star, guiding us in our work.” And it’s true! Our mission guides us as we make decisions about how we will invest our time and resources daily and annually.
For the second year in a row, mental health played a leading role in a State of the Union message delivered by President Joe Biden. One year ago, Biden outlined a four-part “unity agenda” that focused largely on tackling the mental health and opioid crises at a time of deep psychological suffering and the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.
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.