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 roof over their heads, food to eat, […]
Elyn Saks has a story that millions of people hide from their friends, their co-workers and even their families. But she wants the world to know about it.
Government too often avoids its responsibilities to severely mentally ill people.
In many industrialized countries, all adolescents showing signs of mental illness receive early, comprehensive psychological care.
SACRAMENTO, CA – A bipartisan group of legislators, led by Senate Mental Health Caucus Chair Jim Beall and Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Mental & Behavioral Health, Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, announced today a package of legislation moving forward this year dedicated to improving the lives of Californians suffering from mental illness.
More than 10 years after Californians voted for a special income tax on millionaires to pay for expanded mental health services, we still don’t know if the program is working the way its sponsors promised it would.
A massive tax program former state Sen. Darrell Steinberg pushed to fund mental health services is providing relief to tens of thousands of Californians and decreasing homelessness, hospitalizations and arrests among mentally ill people treated in the programs, according to a report Steinberg released Wednesday.
The Steinberg Institute for Advancing Behavioral Health Policy & Leadership today released the first comprehensive, data-driven study of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), created by Proposition 63. The evaluation, performed in partnership with the California Behavioral Health Directors Association of California (CBHDA), draws from data reported by counties to state agencies.