California – Changes in mental health care system spur new optimism

By Sigrid Bathen – Capitol Weekly – 08/18/11 12:00 AM PST Massive changes in how mental health care is delivered to Californians – including abolishing or restructuring the two state departments responsible for mental health and substance-abuse programs – are being closely watched by care providers and advocacy groups. They say they are “cautiously optimistic” that Gov. Brown’s plan will result in a coordinated, community-based system of care for the thousands of people who historically have faced a dizzying patchwork of care, or no care at all. [ Full story at: http://defender411.us/ntuHR0 ]

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California – Changes in mental health care system spur new optimism