Weekly Wrap-Up


MHAC Sponsors AB 1844 (Chu) 
Paid Sick Leave for Behavioral Health

Join us in our work to break the barriers of stigma and discrimination against behavioral health. Please join MHAC by supporting AB 1844 with a letter of Support.

California Peer-Run Warm Line - Now Available 24/7
The Peer-Run Warm Line (1-855-845-7415) is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support. We provide assistance via phone and webchat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need. Some concerns callers share are challenges with interpersonal relationships, anxiety, panic, depression, finance, and alcohol and drug use.

Tackling Youth Homelessness With Peer Navigators in Cleveland
Two years ago, A Place 4 Me set out to house 100 youth in 100 days as part of its ongoing efforts to improve outcomes for transition-age youth in foster care. The initiative exceeded its goal and - in the process - showed how to strengthen support systems and services for young people in foster care.

For Centuries, A Small Town Has Embraced Strangers With 
Mental Illness
At the center of Geel, a charming Belgian town less than an hour's drive from of Antwerp, is a church dedicated to Dymphna, a saint believed to have the power to cure mental disorders. It's a medieval church with stone arches, spires and a half-built bell tower, and it has inspired an unusual centuries-old practice: For over 700 years, residents of Geel have been accepting people with mental disorders, often very severe mental disorders, into their homes and caring for them.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Medi-Cal Rx Public Forum Meeting

Please mark your calendars for the February 18, 2020, Medi-Cal Rx Public Forum, which will be held in the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Auditorium at 1500 Capitol Avenue in Sacramento, California. This will be the third meeting in a series of meetings that began in July 2019 and will continue throughout 2020. The meetings are related to DHCS' ongoing stakeholder engagement efforts for the Governor's Executive Order N-01-19, which requires DHCS to, in part, transition pharmacy services for Medi-Cal managed care to fee-for-service (FFS) by January 1, 2021.


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