Each Mind Matters: California’s Historic Effort to Reduce the Stigma of Mental Illness

Each Mind Matters: California’s Historic Effort to Reduce the Stigma of Mental Illness

In 2004, California voters approved the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) to build an effective community-based mental health system. Prevention and early intervention programs are the heart of this new system that aims to connect people with treatment and services early on in an illness and dramatically reduce the negative consequences of leaving mental illness untreated until it reaches our emergency rooms, jails and streets.

Stigma and Discrimination Reduction (SDR) is one of three promising new prevention and early intervention programs California counties are working together to deliver through CalMHSA, in partnership with the State of California and with involvement from California’s ethnically and culturally diverse communities.

Each Mind Matters: California's Mental Health Movement
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Ending the stigma associated with mental illness is a personal choice. We have to decide for ourselves that each mind really does matter. Each one of us must determine what we will do to make a difference.
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