Blowback on ethnic studies, mental illness, fighting to save forests, and cannabis

Good morning, California.

“I think you should ask him that question.”—Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris in Sioux City, Iowa, declining to jump into the debate on whether Donald Trump is a white supremacist, answering a question from The New York Times’ Shane Goldmacher.

PBS focuses on mental illness

CalMatters’ Byrhonda Lyons takes a look at California’s mental health system.

PBS NewsHour aired CalMatters producer Byrhonda Lyons’ video look at California’s mental health care system through the lens of families trying to help their loved ones. To watch it, please click here.

Mental health care is on the minds of Californians. 

  • Nearly one in six California adults experience a serious mental illness, the California Health Care Foundation reports.
  • 88% wish Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislators would address the issue. 

To learn more about California’s broken mental health system, read CalMatters contributor Jocelyn Wiener’s series by clicking here.


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