Steinberg Institute

Gavin Newsom: Getting serious about mental health

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018

In a remarkable first, a leading candidate to be Governor of California has embraced mental health care as a top-tier priority. In this essay in Medium, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom lays out his platform for elevating the state’s approach to brain health.

“When it comes to healthcare in California,” he begins, “we for far too long have tolerated two different and unequal worlds. I don’t mean rural and urban. I don’t mean rich and poor. While both those dichotomies are true, I am talking about the fundamental differences in our approach to illness of the body and illness of the brain.”

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Maienschein: Improving Mental Health Services

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017

The 2017 legislative session in California produced a critical step forward for mental health care that was embraced and supported on both sides of the aisle.

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California Working to Intervene Earlier – Before a Brain Illness Crisis

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017

What goes through your mind as you walk by someone living in a doorway or an alley? Is it sorrow? Fear? Or does the sight not always register, because homelessness seems a problem that’s too big to fix?

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Does Sacramento have the political will to address homelessness?

Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg  lays out a detailed vision for addressing Sacramento County’s homeless crisis that blends compassion with concrete, data-driven strategy. His question: Do we have the political will […]

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We can change the course of mental illness. The clear case for early intervention

Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017

As you gather with children this Father’s Day weekend, consider how far you would go to ensure their well-being: If your child had cancer or diabetes, would you wait until […]

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Sacramento Bee: Psychiatric patients desperately need housing

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017

Steinberg Institute founder, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, draws an apt analogy: If you see someone bleeding on the street, you’ll call 911. If you see someone on that same street […]

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Video: Mayor Darrell Steinberg and daughter Jordana share powerful family story

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017

At a recent Saks Institute symposium, Steinberg Institute founder, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, spoke for an hour with his daughter, Jordana, in a keynote address that is both poignant and […]

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Jordana Steinberg: ‘A story of overcoming’ mental illness

Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2017

Jordana Steinberg, a second-year student at Sierra College, was prepared to open up about the most private of topics, her mental health. She had a mission: to tell her story […]

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Call to action: ‘No Place Like Home’

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Steinberg Institute is the sponsor of the “No Place Like Home” permanent supportive housing bond which seeks to provide housing and services for people who live with a serious […]

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Veterans mental health services: The Soldiers Project

Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

With the number of veterans who commit suicide growing, it is our collective responsibility to better meet their mental health needs. We must do more to ensure they have a […]

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