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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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2021 Call To Action

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021

Dear friends and supporters, As we move into 2021 and approach the start of spring, it feels like there are at last some reasons for hope and optimism. That knowledge […]

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Mental Health Equity, Access and Justice in 2021

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021

We’re very happy to have entered a new year and a new political climate with so much more hope on the horizon. We’re also resolved to keep pushing for change, […]

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Landmark Legislation Will Transform California’s Response to Mental Health Crises

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release February 18, 2021 Contacts: Tara Gamboa-Eastman, Steinberg Institute: tara@steinberginstitute.org, 916-580-2089 Jordan Curley, Office of Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan: Jordan.Curley@asm.ca.gov, 916-319-2016 Landmark Legislation Will Transform California’s Response to […]

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Assemblymember Chiu Introduces Bill to Create a Legal Obligation to Reduce Homelessness in California

Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release February 17, 2021 Jen Kwart, jennifer.kwart@asm.ca.gov, 714.749.2001 Assemblymember Chiu Introduces Bill to Create a Legal Obligation to Reduce Homelessness in California Legislation would create a statewide […]

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Panelists of Stakeholder Convening on the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act

Leaders Address the Crisis on Our Streets

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2021

There is no more serious problem in California than the unacceptable number of people who are homeless on our streets and suffering from severe mental illness. How do we protect […]

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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 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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