Advocates Urge Contra Costa Officials To Improve Mental Health Care System
The county is struggling to with a growing demand for services while staffing has not increased.
East Bay Times:
CoCo Supes Told -- Again -- Of Mental Health Service Shortcomings
Contra Costa County’s public mental health care system is in crisis, advocates told county leaders on Tuesday while lobbying for more funding in next year’s budgets — and for officials and the community to step up efforts to find new money anywhere possible. The problem, mental health care advocates told the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning, is a system whose services are sought out by 900 people each month, almost double the number of people in 2010, with no appreciable boosts in staffing. (Richards, 9/13)