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Behavioral Health Matters

It's time for action

Behavioral Health Action is a coalition of more than 50 statewide organizations united to raise awareness about behavioral health issues in California.

About Us

Finding our voice together

A unique, first-of-its-kind alliance of not only hospitals and healthcare providers, but also groups representing families and individuals, the criminal justice system, labor, local government, not-for-profit organizations and business. We are engaging California's leaders and bringing people together to talk about positive solutions to behavioral health and stopping stigma.


Asking Candidates the key questions.

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  • Why does behavioral health matter?

  • What steps should California take to increase access to care for those with mental illness and substance use challenges?

  • How can California lead the way in destigmatizing behavioral health conditions?

  • Will you commit to embracing behavioral health as a public policy priority?

FEATURED NEWS November 1, 2018

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Details Vision and Prioritizes Behavioral Health Solutions During Historic Meeting

California will lead as a global model for behavioral health SAN FRANCISCO – On Oct. 22,  the Behavioral Health Action…

  • September 22, 2018

    Lieutenant Governor Newsom responds to the NAMI California Candidate Questionnaire

    Lieutenant Governor Newsom responds to the NAMI California Candidate Questionnaire Read the PDF version here QUESTION ONE: The mental health... READ MORE

  • September 7, 2018

    Recent Polling Data

    Californians Care about Behavioral Health The 2018 election season is here, and this is the right time to make behavioral... READ MORE

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