Mental Health

House Democrats Unveil Bill to Fix Mental Health Care System

On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a bill (HR 274) that would overhaul the nation's mental health care system to…


California Grants $75M for County Mental Health Care Programs

On Thursday, California Treasurer Bill Lockyer (D) announced that the state will distribute about $75 million in grants…


Mental Health Hospitalizations Spike for California’s Youngest Residents

In recent years, Dr. Jason Bynum has seen the churn: teens in crisis cycling through his south Sacramento psychiatric…


New Research Shows Link Between Wellness Services and Student Success

A new joint research study has resulted in solid evidence that participation in Wellness Center services "significantly…


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…


DHCS Updates Healthy Families Program Transition to Medi-Cal FAQs and Network Adequacy Reports for Phases 3 & 4

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has provided new and updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)…


AB 174 (Bonta, 2013) Amended in Assembly to Pilot Program in Alameda County

Amended in May, AB 174 now seeks to create a grant program in Alameda County that would provide resources to eligible…


Improving Access to Children's Mental Health Care: Lessons from a Study of Eleven States

A challenge to expanding children's mental health care through the Affordable Care Act is the underdeveloped state of…


Several Bills Introduced By the California Legislature Related to Mental Health Funding for Schools

Over the coming months, Paradigm's Policy & Research division will track the progress of three California bills…


Documenting Coordinated Services (Bundled Services) in IEPs to Comply with the IDEA Requirements

As LEAs arrange for the provision of related services, clarification has been requested concerning options through…