Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mental Health Celebration

ImageLast night, we had the privilege of attending a celebration for the restoration of mental health funding in the California state budget.  For the first time in history, mental health funding was increased after decades of devastating cuts that have undermined the infrastructure and capacity of the public mental health system. The idea for the party was hatched by Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, a mental health advocate and champion for mental health and disability rights, and hosted by Rusty Selix, leader of the California Mental Health Association and California Council of Community Mental Health Agencies (CCCMHA).  Continue reading