A Potential Game Changer for Mental Health

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

(Sacramento) – Legislation authored by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) could be a game changer for mental health care in California. Assembly Bill 1315 calls for greatly expanded resources for the early detection of psychosis and other symptoms of serious mental illness in young people in California and to respond with evidence based intervention and treatments. "We actually know how to do this," Assemblymember Mullin said to the Senate Health Committee when he presented AB 1315. "The research and treatment models are proven and they exist but not every county has adopted these strategies and not enough of our young people have access to programs." Here's more from Assemblymember Mullin and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/mullin