Two New Reports on Mental Health Care in California Published by CHCF

The statistics on mental health care and illness for children in California are staggering: 1 in 13 children suffers from a mental illness that “limits participation in daily activities”, and two-thirds of adolescents with mental health needs did not receive treatment.  For the majority of Californian’s living with these potentially disabling conditions publicly funded programs are their primary, if not only, source of mental care — and for youth, public schools are a major access point for this care.

In July, the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) issued two new reports highlighting the need, financing and delivery systems for mental health care in California. The first report, “Mental Health Care in California: Painting a Picture,” provides an overview of the most recent facts and figures, including condition prevalence, treatment utilization, and cost. The second report, “A Complex Case: Public Mental Health Delivery and Financing in California,” delves into the public mental health system and the details of how mental health care is currently financed, administered, and delivered.

Read the CHCS Report: “Mental Health Care in California: Painting a Picture”…

Read the CHCS Report: “A Complex Case: Public Mental Health Delivery and Financing in California”…