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January 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal calls for serious investment in mental health in California

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Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing large-scale investments in mental health care in California. A longtime vocal advocate for mental health care reform, Newsom’s state budget proposal, released January 10, emphasized the impacts of untreated mental illness on communities in California.

“In any given year, one in four families in California deal with a mental health condition,” said Newsom in an article he wrote on Medium in 2018. “It’s hard to think of a public policy issue not impacted by the state of mental healthcare.”

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