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Eight percent of Californians need mental-health care – latimes.com

This is the challenge ahead for those delivering newly created services with funding from the CA Mental Health Services Act, voted into being by voters in 2004 as Prop 63, as a 1% tax on millionaires. There’s a large back up of unmet need, making continuing stigma towards those most in need particularly dangerous. When someone tells you about their distress, please urge them to go for help, If they have no insurance, tell them to go to a county public mental health facility. MentalHealthMomBlog.

While 8% of adults reported mental-health problems, 17% of single parents said they needed mental-health care. Married adults with or without children had the lowest rates of mental disorders at 6% and 5% respectively. Nearly 20% of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults said they had unmet mental-health needs.

via Eight percent of Californians need mental-health care – latimes.com.

One response to “Eight percent of Californians need mental-health care – latimes.com

  1. I am not sure if this 8% corresponds with the 8% NIMH defines as having a “serious mental illness”. But Mental Health Services Act funding does not go to the most seriously ill as this opinion in Capital Weekly shows http://www.capitolweekly.net/article.php?_c=10bn90yrzslhhmq&xid=10bk76lgmqb5mgt&done=.10bn9t497gvctjy

    DJ Jaffe
    http://lauras-law.org

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