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State leaders acknowledge Native American Heritage Month

Sacramento–State leaders and Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland), the first California Native American elected to the state Legislature, called on Californians to celebrate national Native American Month.

State suicide prevention efforts to remain legislative focus

HIGHLAND—State lawmakers, California schools chief and mental health providers argued Wednesday for a continued focus on suicide prevention efforts, particularly for children and youth, as they celebrated passage of a law creating a state office of suicide prevention while noting vast unfulfilled needs for school resources to combat suicide and self-harm on campuses.

Governor signs Ramos bill to create first statewide office of suicide prevention

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed a bill by Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland) to establish a statewide office of suicide prevention amidst spiking calls to crisis hotlines and mental health professionals expressing increased concerns about the mental health impacts from COVID-19.