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Where California Stands in Mental Health Needs and Services
The California Report

Two new assessments released Wednesday gave an overview of mental health in California – from suicide rates to access to care to the supply of mental health professionals.

While there are bright spots, they provide a pretty sobering view. The first, Mental Health Care in California: Painting A Picture, details that nearly 1 in 6 adults in the state has “a mental health need” and 1 in 20 has a serious mental illness. The rate in children is even higher: 1 in 13.

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