Leading the way
California has been leading the way when it comes to mental health. In 2004, voters passed the Mental Health Services Act, and in 2015, California tapped Active Minds to reach out to students throughout the state as part of a continuing, multi-year partnership to change attitudes toward mental health challenges.
Stigma and discrimination towards people with mental health challenges partially explains why only 1 in 4 people seek help. Yet with mental health services, productivity and employment outcomes improve, with an estimated positive benefit to California of at least $1.5 billion.
With the involvement of Active Minds, the state aims to change attitudes toward mental health among the next generation of California residents.