State Mental Health Program Emphasizes Early Treatment
California's Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis program, which is administered by the not-for-profit Family Services Agency of San Francisco, aims to identify individuals who may have mental health issues before major symptoms develop. The PREP program is funded primarily by Proposition 63, which levied an additional 1% tax on incomes of $1 million or more to provide money for mental health programs. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has proposed shifting control of Prop. 63 funds from the state to the counties.
- "California Program Stresses Early Detection, Treatment of Mental Illness" (Lehrer/Michels, "NewsHour," PBS, 2/9).