SB 968 University Mental Health Counselors

STATUS: SB 968 WAS SENT TO THE ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE SUSPENSE FILE on  8/8/2018, THE BILL IS SET ASIDE FOR A LATER HEARING DATE (TO BE DETERMINED).

SB 968 will require the California State Universities (CSU) and the California Community Colleges (CCC) to hire one full time equivalent licensed mental health counselor per 1,500 students. This bill addresses the mental health crisis facing California’s public higher education system and develops a more consistent system-wide reporting requirement.

ATTEND

Show your support by attending the hearing! If you can't attend, follow this link to get a live webcast of the hearing! (click here)

WRITE

Once a bill passes out of committee, it moves to the floor where the author of the bill can bring it up for a vote. Letting your representative know how you feel about the bill is an important advocacy action to inform how representative votes on a bill on the floor. SB 968 is currently in committee but we anticipate that it will be brought up for a floor vote within the next few weeks. 

Write your representative to let him or her know that you and your affiliate support SB 968. To create a letter, use the below template, or write your own. Send letters to advocacy@namica.org and our team will make sure it gets to the right place.

SB 968 Support Letter for Organizations

SB 968 Support Letter for Individuals

EDUCATE

Review the Bill. Being informed on a bill before speaking to a representative is very important so you can get your point across in the best way possible. 

Fact Sheet

SB 968 Full Text