Letter to Governor Newsom (COVID-19)
Source: Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: People experiencing Homelessness, People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Crisis Response System, Homelessness, Housing Support, MHSA, Program Funding, Schools, School-based Services, Suicide Postvention, Suicide Prevention
The purpose of this letter is to provide some context to MHSOAC’s concerns and to identify four distinct actions that can help to “flatten the next curve” of COVID-19–the mental health ramifications. It focuses on bolstering suicide prevention and response, fortifying school-based mental health, and reducing criminal justice involvement and homelessness through Full Service Partnerships.