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Mental Health in the News

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

By | Announcements, Media, News

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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How Smartphones Are Making Kids Unhappy

By NPR | News

For the first time, a generation of children is going through adolescence with smartphones ever-present. Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, has a name for these young people born between 1995 and 2012: “iGen.”

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