Weekly Wrap-Up
October 8, 2021

Congratulations to MHAC for a Successful
Mental Health
Matters Day 2021!

Missed it? Click here to register and
access the recorded event available until October 13th!
September was National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Article Guest Authored by CAYEN Board Secretary Zofia Trexler

Suicide is a public health crisis, one that causes unspeakable amounts of pain and suffering in our communities. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-34. Now more than ever, we need comprehensive and sustained action to prevent suicide.

Medi-Cal for Students Workshop Recommendations

This report provides recommendations made by the Medi-Cal for Students
Workgroup to the California State Legislature and the Department of Finance for improving coordination and expansion of access to available federal Medicaid reimbursement for local educational agencies through the Local Educational Agency Medi-Cal Billing Option Program, the School-Based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities Program, and the medically necessary federal Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit in California, under the authority of California Education Code Section 56477, added bySection 50 of Senate Bill 75 (Chapter 51, Statutes of 2019).

Final Behavioral Health Budget Allocations Released

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
12:30 p.m. Eastern Time (9:30 a.m. Pacific Time)

Mental Health Stigma Webinar

Existing social constructs and structural factors perpetuate stigma associated with mental health and substance use disorders which creates barriers to seeking care, engaging in recovery, and improving outcomes.

Join Well Being Trust and panelists from Changing Minds Globally, the National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health at Mayo Clinic, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and the University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine as we discuss breaking barriers and steps we can take to reduce mental health and substance use disorder stigma.

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