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Letter in Support of Assembly Bill 1331

NAMI California supports Assembly Bill 1331 to establish a new position at the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to improve our crisis care system. You can help support this legislation by signing the support letter. Do you have a personal reason for supporting this legislation? If you have more you would like to add to the letter, include that in the box.

Letter in support of AB 1331

  • I am urging the State Assembly to pass AB 1331, to establish a new position at the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to improve our crisis care system. People in a behavioral health crisis too often face arrest, involuntary detention, multiple hospitalizations, homelessness, and even early death. In many communities, behavioral health crisis services are delivered too late — either by law enforcement or in hospital emergency departments. Too few people get the intensive follow-up care needed to prevent a crisis from recurring. AB 1331 would establish a new position at the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to focus on establishing and monitoring a comprehensive crisis care system and ensure that individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis get the right care, in the right place, at the right time. California has never had a comprehensive, integrated network of services on which people in a mental health or substance use disorder crisis can rely and this position. It’s time for California to ensure that people experiencing a behavioral health crisis receive the care they deserve in the most expedient way possible.
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