Californians’ Mental Health Varies across Key Groups

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) reports, “According to the most recent PPIC Statewide Survey and similar to a 2022 KFF national survey, more than eight in ten California adults 

say there is a mental health crisis in the United States today. What does that mean for Californians personally? 

We first asked our survey respondents to rate their own mental health. About half rate their own mental health as either excellent (18%) or very good (31%), about three in ten say it is good (32%), and about two in ten say it is only fair (14%) or poor (4%). While these overall self-assessments are fairly positive, there is quite a lot of variation across demographic, income, and other groups. As California takes new policy action to handle serious mental health illness concerns it is important for policymakers and others to understand which groups are struggling the most.” Read more here

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