Mental Healthcare for All?

11 min
Art therapy is often used in Room 30 as a way for students to communicate their thoughts and feelings. (Gabriel Salcedo/KQED)

It's not uncommon to see people struggling with mental health in San Francisco. People experiencing the trauma of homelessness often have their worst days unfold on city streets. San Francisco supervisors plan to introduce a November ballot proposal this week to let voters decide whether to offer universal mental health care for all residents. It would make San Francisco one of the first cities in the nation to do this. The city's homeless are top of mind, but so are everyday San Franciscans who have trouble accessing care -- even with insurance.

Guest: April Dembosky, KQED health reporter

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