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Steinberg Institute Applauds State Senate Committee for Advancing Vital Mental Health Bills

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2020

The Steinberg Institute is thrilled by the votes today in the Appropriation Committee of the California Senate advancing two important mental health bills.  The bills are: –SB 803, authored by […]

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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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LA Times Op-Ed: How to prepare for the second pandemic — of mental health issues.

Posted on Monday, May 11, 2020

The following is an excerpt from an op-ed by Darrell Steinberg, originally published in the Los Angeles Times, on May 11, 2020. A link to the full article can be […]

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Governor Newsom announces COVID-19 resources for emotional support and well-being

Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Governor Newsom announced a new California COVID-19 resource webpage to provide resources for emotional support and well-being, as part of the State’s COVID-19 response. Link to CA’s COVID-19 Resources for […]

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Board Chair Dr. Tom Insel

Governor’s Special Advisor on Mental Health Seeks New Blueprint For Care In California | California Healthline

Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2019

“In a career full of twists, turns and high-powered assignments, Thomas Insel may now be embarking on one of his most daunting tasks yet — helping California find its way out of a worrisome mental health care crisis.”

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Gov. Newsom names Darrell Steinberg to co-chair homeless task force and Dr. Tom Insel to be a key advisor on mental health policy

Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Gov. Gavin Newsom at a press conference Tuesday charged two of the Steinberg Institute’s leaders – Founder Darrell Steinberg and Board Member Dr. Tom Insel – with […]

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The Steinberg Institute supports AB 890 to grant full practice authority to nurse practitioners

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Proposed law follows release of groundbreaking report recommending an end to outdated regulations so California can fill growing healthcare workforce gaps SACRAMENTO, CA – The Steinberg Institute hails AB 890 by […]

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Governor Newsom names Darrell Steinberg to lead new Statewide Commission on Homelessness & Supportive Housing

Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Governor Newsom names Darrell Steinberg to lead new Statewide Commission on Homelessness & Supportive Housing SACRAMENTO, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom in his State of the State address Tuesday named […]

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Newsom Proposes Visionary Investment in Mental Health Care

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed state budget calls for bold and strategic investments in mental health care that would set the stage for large-scale transformation and launch California into a new era of service delivery.

Newsom’s budget proposal, released Thursday, highlights the debilitating impacts of untreated mental illness on families and communities throughout California. In response, it promises aggressive investment across the treatment spectrum, vastly expanding early detection and intervention in mental illness, and infusing significant new funding into housing and treatment for people whose mental illness is already progressed and disabling.

In addition, he signaled an end to what has been a longstanding leadership vacuum in the state’s approach to mental health care, saying that in the coming weeks he would establish a new “mental health czar” to drive California toward a more visionary approach to care.

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Governor Agrees: Time for CA to get strategic about early intervention in mental illness

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018

Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill 1004, marking a watershed moment for the delivery of mental health care in California. The bill will ensure far more families across the state have access to high-quality mental health services that aim to intervene before a brain illness becomes disabling. By requiring California to be more strategic in its approach to prevention and early intervention in mental illness, SB 1004 has the potential to change the lives of tens of thousands of Californians at risk of a serious brain illness and ultimately to turn the tide in our homelessness crisis.

SB 1004, co-authored by Senators Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, and John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, was the Steinberg Institute’s priority legislation for 2018. It marks a major step in our efforts to standardize and scale up access to high-quality prevention and early intervention (PEI) programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act. That’s the millionaire’s tax passed in 2004 that now generates $2.2 billion a year for mental health care in California.

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