San Francisco Could Guarantee Residents Access To Mental Health Care

San Francisco might become the first city in the country to guarantee access to mental health care for all residents. Supervisor Hillary Ronen says Mental Health SF would create a 24-hour center for mental health and substance abuse treatment center.

Ronen and Supervisor Matt Haney unveiled their plan yesterday and will officially present the proposal to the board next week. It is then expected to be placed on the November ballot for voters to decide. The measure would only need a simple majority vote, but a separate measure to tax large companies to pay for it would need a two-thirds majority.