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The Mental Health Journey of a Mother and Daughter

When Magaly was 11, her mother, Olga, found suicide plans on her phone. Six years later, they continue to navigate the challenges of Magaly’s diagnosis of depression and psychosis. Their journey touches upon the importance of early identification of mental health issues, access to care, and the struggles for support. Children with chronic and complex physical conditions often have mental and emotional issues that go unrecognized and untreated. 

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Dollars and Democracy: A Guide to the State Budget Process

Dollars and Democracy: A Guide to the State Budget Process was created by the California Budget and Policy Center and defines important terms, lays out the budget timeline, and covers the roles and responsibilities of the Governor, the Legislature, and other key players. This in-depth—yet accessible—presentation is intended as a resource for new as well as more experienced budget watchers. Read the presentation (PDF).

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