Mental Health Makes the Headlines
Sacramento mayor, Darrell Steinberg, announced a multi-million dollar partnership with Sutter Health to combat homelessness. The city will also apply for matching federal funds to provide wrap-around services like mental health counseling.
Magdalena Cerda, associate professor at UC Davis, asks, "Specifically, what is it about poor neighborhoods that make people depressed? This study really highlights the role violence plays in affecting mental health."
UC Davis highlights its program for youths experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The county plans to develop an early intervention program, modeled after UC Davis' early psychosis program, focused primarily on youths who are developing mood disorders.