Weekly Wrap-Up


Coronavirus And Mental Health: 
Statement From Paul Gionfriddo, President And CEO of Mental Health America

Workgroup on the Foster Care Model of Care

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Department of Social Services (CDSS) are establishing a workgroup on the Foster Care Model of Care as part of the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative. The workgroup will provide a forum for stakeholders to provide feedback on opportunities to improve the current system of care for foster children and youth, and whether a new system of care should be developed for children and youth in foster care. Applications to serve on the workgroup will be accepted until 5 p.m. March 22.

HCD Awards $427.9 Million to Help Counties Address Mental Illness and Homelessness
On the heels of Governor Newsom's statewide homelessness tour, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announces awards totaling $427.9 million from the No Place Like Home program. No Place Like Home dedicates up to $2 billion in bond funds to build permanent housing with supportive services for Californians who live with severe mental illness and are experiencing homelessness, chronic homelessness, or are at-risk of chronic homelessness. The bonds will be repaid by funding from California's Mental Health Services Act.

How COVID-19 May Impact Mental Health
The recent reported outbreaks and fatalities of the COVID-19 disease may impact mental health by elevating anxiety worldwide. COVID-19 is the disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). A quick query on Google for COVID-19 returns well over half a billion results.

Homeless People in Mental Health Crisis Can Be Taken to Costa Mesa Hospital
College Hospital in Costa Mesa has been given county designation as a place where public safety officials can take people having a mental health crisis.

How Managers Can Help Employees with Mental Health Issues
It likely wasn't in your job description when you were hired. But if you're a manager, the task of spotting and helping employees who are struggling with depression, anxiety or other mental health disorders could fall to you.



Help Make a Difference

Donate to Mental Health America of California today!


Preview Image  


Like me on Facebook 


Receive Regular Updates from MHAC!