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Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing of AB 816 will save lives and help tens of thousands of homeless Californians with chronic health conditions

Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2021

  SACRAMENTO – Californians experiencing homelessness and living with chronic health conditions, including severe mental illness, will soon have life-saving access to housing, thanks to today’s signature on AB 816 […]

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California’s commitment of $20 million to launch the 988 crisis line is praised as first step to a comprehensive mental health crisis solution

Posted on Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Contact: Tara Gamboa-Eastman – tara@steinberginstitute.org On Friday, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced it will invest $20 million in California’s network of emergency call centers to support the launch of […]

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A road map from our nation’s experts to transform the mental health system

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Dr. Thomas R. Insel, the former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, and former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy have announced that the leaders of the nation’s 14 […]

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Op-Ed: Learning from the pandemic about what works against homelessness

Posted on Saturday, December 5, 2020

Originally published by Los Angeles Times, December 4, 2020. Read the original story here. By DARRELL STEINBERG Sometimes the answer to a complex problem lies right in front of our eyes. […]

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New California law should serve as a national model for mental health care reform

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Originally published by STAT News, October 14, 2020.Read the original story here. By DARRELL STEINBERG and PATRICK J. KENNEDY As our nation continues to confront the ramifications of a global pandemic, the […]

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LA Times Op-Ed: Mentally ill people in desperate need of treatment often don’t get it because of an antiquated law

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2020

The following is an excerpt from an op-ed by Jonathan Sherin and Darrell Steinberg, originally published in the Los Angeles Times, on August 20, 2020. A link to the full […]

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The mental health toll of the pandemic could rival that of the disease itself. A tired nurse leaves Mt. Sinai Morningside Hospital in New York City, April, 23 2020.B.A. VAN SISE/NURPHOTO/GETTY

The mental health toll from the coronavirus could rival that of the disease itself

Posted on Monday, June 1, 2020

“Tom Insel has watched the nation grapple with plenty of psychologically challenging situations over his long career in the field of mental health.”

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More than $300 million in No Place Like Home money going to work

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019

More good news coming out of the “No Place Like Home” bond program this week: The state of California awarded $302 million for supportive housing projects for people living with […]

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Our 2020 Legislative Package is out!

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Now in our sixth year of operation, the Steinberg Institute is capitalizing on the political momentum created by a new governor who has prioritized mental health policy by pursuing an […]

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No Place Like Home proposals are in – time to give the voters what they want

Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019

With a swiftness born of need, communities grappling with homelessness across California have submitted proposals to use more than all of the first $178 million tranche from Proposition 2, the […]

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