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KQED health program explores mental health in California

In 2004, California voters passed Proposition 63, also known as the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), which expanded mental health services to persons who have serious mental illness or who are seriously emotionally disturbed and whose service needs are not being met through other funding sources.

KQED's latest Health Dialogues takes an in-depth look at treating mental illness - from adolescents to veterans in rural and urban areas. Also in the episode is a visit to an MHSA-funded pilot program in Imperial County, an interview with state senator Darrell Steinberg (D), who sponsored Proposition 63, and a look at the impact of violence on young people in Oakland and programs that are helping them cope.

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