Capitol Briefing

Statewide Mental Health Prevention Program Effectiveness

Woman upset during group therapy session


Audrey Burnam
Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation

Rebecca Collins
Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation


Monday, May 18, 2015


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Room 125, State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814

*Lunch will be provided*

About the Briefing

Proposition 63 (the Mental Health Services Act) was passed over ten years ago, to increase funding for prevention, early intervention, and service needs for county and statewide mental health programs. During this time, have statewide efforts to reduce stigma around mental illness and prevent suicide been effective? Nine in ten Californians with a mental health problem report experiencing discrimination at school, in the workplace, and from health care providers, law enforcement officials, and their friends and families—what forms does this stigma and discrimination take, and what is being done to address it? Join us to learn about why statewide mental health prevention and early intervention efforts are important and what is working so far.

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Attend the Briefing

RSVP by contacting Monica Banken, outreach programs coordinator, at (310) 393-0411, ext. 6687 or at