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Governor Signs Nurse Practitioner Law, Takes Another Step to Expand California’s Mental Health Workforce

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Originally published by California State of Mind, September 25, 2020 by Rob Waters Read the original story here  Another bill aimed at boosting the California health and behavioral health workforce […]

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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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Steinberg Institute’s Legislative Package Signed by the Governor

Posted on Monday, September 28, 2020

Governor Gavin Newson today signed into law a package of mental health-related bills that puts California at the forefront of efforts by states to address a mental health crisis that […]

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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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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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Collaborative Care, Medication Assisted Therapy Key to Preventing Thousands of Deaths from COVID-Related Suicide and Overdose

Posted on Friday, August 7, 2020

Universal access to collaborative care for every American with depression could prevent between 9,000 and 14,500 deaths from suicide each year, saving between 725 and 1,100 people in Texas and […]

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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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