Behavioral / mental health is an integral part of our health, just as physical health is. In a decent society everybody’s health and wellbeing should be taken care of so that people can reach their full potential.
California should create a single payer Medicare for All system to guarantee healthcare to every resident. If there are not enough behavioral / mental health providers in certain areas, we should open new publicly owned facilities.
We should explore behavioral / mental health classes in schools. And we can work with primary care physicians to encourage regular mental / behavioral health check ups.