Each Mind Matters is California’s Mental Health Movement.
We are a community of individuals and organizations dedicated to a shared vision of mental wellness and equality. Wellness doesn’t mean we’ll never need help. It means we are proactive, positive and resilient when faced with challenges.
We believe in healing through action, strength through diversity and
power through collaboration. Join us today.
Why Each Mind Matters
We all have mental health. As with our physical health, sometimes we are doing well, other times we could use some help. Our minds deserve the same attention as our bodies.
Early support and help for mental health challenges can reduce suffering and save lives. But not everyone who wants and needs help reaches out to get it. One of the greatest barriers to wellness is stigma.
- Stigma wrongly assumes that someone who is different from us is less of a person because of it.
- Stigma can be within us as individuals, families, communities and even institutions.
- Stigma creates fear, pain and injustice that stop people from reaching out to care for their minds as they would care for their bodies.
The elimination of stigma is essential to prevention, early intervention and support for those experiencing mental health challenges.
We can save lives and dollars tomorrow if we are willing to talk honestly
about the realities of mental health today.
About CalMHSA and Prop 63
The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) is an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. Prevention and early intervention (PEI) initiatives implemented by CalMHSA – and collected under the banner of Each Mind Matters: California’s Mental Health Movement – include Stigma and Discrimination Reduction, Suicide Prevention and Student Mental Health, all of which are funded through the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63). For more information, visit www.calmhsa.org.
In November 2004 California voters passed Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). Prop. 63 provided the funding and the framework needed to transform the community mental health system from a crisis-driven system to one focused on prevention and wellness and to expand services to reach previously underserved populations and all of California’s diverse communities. Specifically, the MHSA provides funding for community services and supports, prevention and early intervention (PEI), housing, innovation, capital facilities, technology and workforce investment and training. For more information, visit www.prop63.org.