College can be stressful for students, especially during this time of the year as students are completing final examinations and graduating. Considering the challenging academic workload, it is normal for students to feel worried, anxious, restless, or sad from time to time. If these feelings or other mental health symptoms persist and start to interfere […]
As we mark Mother’s Day, we at the Budget Center believe it is an important opportunity to recognize how California can improve the health and well-being of all mothers. Becoming a mother should be a joyous occasion, but too many women in the United States die due to pregnancy-related causes. In 2015, the United States […]
This “First Look” analysis examines Governor Newsom’s revised state budget proposal for 2019-20, the state fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2019, and highlights the ways it could impact low- and middle-income Californians.
This Data Hit shows that because state policymakers have cut the SSP portion of SSI/SSP grants and withheld cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs), these grants have lost significant purchasing power over the last several decades. Boosting SSI/SSP grants would help low-income Californians to better make ends meet.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the California Budget & Policy Center shared a blog post on Wednesday that underscores the need for services for pregnant and new moms. The center notes that each year, one in five new moms in California — or 100,000 total — experience mental health conditions during and after pregnancy, including depression, anxiety, and postpartum psychosis.