Editorial Argues in Favor of Mental Health Care Revamp
"An overhaul is clearly needed" of "California's outmoded and dangerous mental health hospitals," a San Francisco Chronicle editorial argues. "The proposed changes" -- part of Gov. Jerry Brown's (D)Â latest budget plan -- "go at the problem" by setting up "a new state agency to focus exclusively on the troubled hospital system" and by providing "$9.5 million for security upgrades and 78 more hospital police and front-line psychiatric technicians," the editorial adds. "Sacramento has at last woken up to a festering issue that it dangerously ignored for years," the Chronicle concludes.
- "California's Mental Health Overhaul Long Overdue" (San Francisco Chronicle, 5/21).