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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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Professionals, not police, should respond to mental health crises

Posted on Thursday, April 1, 2021

Originally published by CalMatters, March 31, 2021 Read the original story here  By Taun Hall, Special to CalMatters MARCH 31, 2021 IN SUMMARY Assembly Bill 988 would lay the groundwork […]

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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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Governor Newsom Signs Mental Health Bills, Strengthening Parity Laws and Expanding Use of Peers

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Originally published by California State of Mind,, September 25, 2020 by Rob Waters Read the original story here  Monica Vera-Schubert spoke on a video conference to tell the story of her […]

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Q&A: Darrell Steinberg’s longtime focus on mental health

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Originally published by Capitol Weekly, September 3, 2020 by Sigrid Bathen Read the original story here When Darrell Steinberg first ran for the state Assembly in 1998, he made mental […]

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Lawmakers send historic mental-health bills to Newsom

Posted on Thursday, September 3, 2020

Originally published by Capitol Weekly, September 3, 2020 by Sigrid Bathen Read the original story here Landmark legislation to improve California’s notoriously fractured mental-health system has been passed and sent […]

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Historic Package of Mental Health Bills Clears California Legislature, Heads to Governor Newsom

Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2020

A package of mental health-related bills that passed the California legislature this week and headed to the desk of Governor Gavin Newsom will – if the governor signs them — […]

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California poised to become national leader on mental health and addiction coverage

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2020

“Imagine being diagnosed with Stage 1 cancer and being told your insurance will kick in when you get to Stage 4 cancer. That’s what we tolerate for mental health and […]

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