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Children’s mental health a cause for concern in report on California youth policies

February 12, 2020

January 28, 2020 By Carolyn Jones EdSource https://edsource.org/2020/childrens-mental-health-a-cause-for-concern-in-report-on-california-youth-policies/623070 California is making progress improving the lives of its 9.2 million children, but still lags behind other states — especially on issues related to young people’s mental health, according to a report released Tuesday. “The 2020 California Children’s Report Card,” published by the Oakland-based advocacy organization Children more »

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Mental illness cases up in California jails

February 6, 2020 By Jessica Hice Capitol Weekly https://capitolweekly.net/mental-illness-cases-up-in-california-jails/ Mental illness cases in California jails have significantly increased since 2009, health policy experts  reported Thursday. California Health Policy Strategies, a Sacramento-based consulting group, gathered administrative data from the Board of State and Community Corrections and discovered a 42 % increase in mental health cases reported more »

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How To Move Forward After Going Through A Crisis

Jan. 21, 2020 By Becky Brasfield NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/How-to-Move-Forward-After-Going-Through-a-Crisis After a crisis, recovery can be challenging. Our lives are left in turmoil caused by the stressful situation we just managed to overcome. With the worst behind us, we have to pick up the pieces. But unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for how to take steps toward the future. So more »

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5 Reminders For Survivors Of Trauma

Jan. 17, 2020 By Odelya Gertel Kraybill, Ph.D., LCPC NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/5-Reminders-for-Survivors-of-Trauma In 1991, when I was 17 and living in Tel Aviv with my family, a loud siren woke me from a peaceful sleep. We knew what it meant. We also knew we had to do. I ran, shaking and crying, with my family to more »

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Californians aren’t getting the mental health care they’re legally guaranteed. Why not?

January 9, 2020

December 8, 2019 By Jocelyn Wiener Cal Matters https://calmatters.org/projects/california-mental-health-care-parity/ State Sen. Jim Beall is angry. Four times now, he has introduced legislation to better enforce state and federal “parity” laws, which require equal treatment of mental and physical health problems. Four times, that legislation has failed. As he enters his final year in the Legislature, more »

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