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News: Mental Health Training for Emergency Dispatchers

September 12, 2019

We received good news today that promises to protect individuals who experience a mental health crisis and our communities. Recently, we sponsored a bill (AB 680 from Assemblymember Kansen Chu) to increase training requirements for emergency dispatchers. The goal: to make sure that those answering and responding to our emergency calls know more about crisis more »

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Presidential Candidates on Mental Health

September 3, 2019

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a proud member of Mental Health For US, a nonpartisan, educational coalition elevating mental health and addiction in policy conversations around the country. The coalition released candidate responses to their survey, which included 11 questions on mental health, drug overdose, criminal justice reform, and equal access to more »

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Tribute: Mental Health Champion Rusty Selix

August 28, 2019

The mental health community lost a strong ally and champion, with the passing of Rusty Selix this week. Selix will be remembered for his innovative advocacy efforts to support better mental health services for Californians, as the former head of the California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA), and with his work for other more »

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