Jocelyn WienerReporter, CalMatters
Jocelyn Wiener writes about health and mental health for CalMatters, exploring the intersection between government policies and people’s lives. She has worked as a reporter in her native California for close to two decades. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, Kaiser Health News, the San Francisco Chronicle and many other state and national publications.
The Newsom administration plans to spend $4.4 billion addressing mental health needs among young people. But will it come soon enough?
The governor’s new proposal would require all 58 counties to participate in the program to compel people with serious mental illnesses into treatment.