Silent No More: Mental Health Month
Each May, Americans recognize Mental Health Month with events and activitie...
Obama Budget Includes $235 Million For Mental Health Care
$130 million will be used to train teachers...
Mental Illness Stigma Grows in Wake of Shootings
Many in community wrongly see mentally ill as prone to commit violence....
The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) would like your feedback on the next Mental Health Workforce Education and Training (WET) Five-Year Plan, 2014-2019
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders handbook determines which diagnostic codes medical professionals use for patients and can affect whether health insurance pays for treatment. The latest version has some critics.
In the agency's first-ever study of mental disorders among children aged 3 to 17, researchers found childhood mental illnesses affect up to one in five kids and cost $247 billion per year in medical bills, special education and juvenile justice.
The Overview: "Given the improved fiscal forecast, we believe this is an ideal time for the Legislature to begin addressing its huge budgetary and retirement liabilities"
Under a plan unveiled on Tuesday by Governor Jerry Brown, California has left its 2014 budget surplus at $850 million but revised down its general fund budget to $96.4 billion.