We are approaching the 77th anniversary of FDR’s Four Freedoms speech before Congress. In addition to citing First Amendment rights, he advocated freedom from fear (of the violence and chaos of war) and from want—for everyone in the world. It wa
The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara supports comprehensive, flexible and effective mental health legislation and programs for adults and children needing preventive help, maintenance, treatment and rehabilitation.
Prior to its October meeting the Behavioral Health Board (BHB) held a public hearing on the annual update to the Mental Health Services Act. The Act imposes a 1% income tax on personal income in excess of $1 million to be used for mental health s
The League of Women Voters of the Eden Area supports the availability of comprehensive behavioral health care, which includes both mental health and substance use disorder, for all residents of Alameda County regardless of their ability to pay for those services in order to foster the well-being of residents individually and the community in general.