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In 2011, Disability Rights California was awarded a prevention and early intervention (PEI) stigma and discrimination reduction grant through the county/California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) and Prop. 63.
CalMHSA administers programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) on a statewide, regional and local basis. PEI initiatives aim at preventing suicides, reducing stigma and discrimination, and improving student mental health. CalMHSA is a group of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
While a smaller project than when it began in 2011, our Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Project will continue to focus on mental health parity and equal private insurance (click here to see our mental health parity work) by:
To see work done during the first years of the grant click on the links above.
Disability Rights California subcontracted with Mental Health Advocacy Services to address stigma and discrimination issues for youth.