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California’s State of Mind: The Cost of Mental Illness

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Eureka Room

California State Capitol

1315 10th St

Sacramento, CA 95814

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When it comes to mental health, did you know:

  • An estimated 26% of homeless adults staying in shelters live with serious mental illness and an estimated 46% live with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders

  • 40% of adults covered by the state have at least one mental health condition

  • There is a strong correlation between mental health and other chronic conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes and heart disease?

Aside from the health threats associated with mental illness, these facts present yet another troubling challenge: mental health conditions are projected to cost California 530.9 billion between 2016 - 2030.

At this complimentary seminar hosted by the California Partnership for Access to Treatment (CPAT), we will explore the human and economic challenges of mental illness on California. Hear from a variety of specialists and patient advocate experts about the links between homelessness and mental illness, mental health spending, current work being done in the region, and solutions such as access to treatments, adherence and timely access to care.

Seminar speakers include:

The Honorable Jim Cooper
California Assemblymember, 9th District

Rusty Selix
Director of Policy and Advocacy, California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies
Executive Director, California Access Coalition

Adrienne Shilton
Government Affairs Director. Steinberg Institute

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Eureka Room

California State Capitol

1315 10th St

Sacramento, CA 95814

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