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Proposed law follows release of groundbreaking report recommending an end to outdated regulations so California can fill growing healthcare workforce gaps SACRAMENTO, CA – The Steinberg Institute hails AB 890 by […]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