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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 candidates for state and federal office and bringing people together to talk about positive solutions to behavioral health.


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 July 7, 2018

Commentary: Better behavioral health access is an election-year imperative

By Carmela Coyle and Jessica Cruz  | Modern Healthcare, July 7, 2018 See the PDF here. Our nation’s behavioral health…

  • June 18, 2018

    Candidates must talk about mental health. A new coalition will make them.

    The recent tragic suicides of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade have once again put a spotlight on... 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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