Sept. 14, 2017: Affiliate of nation’s largest mental-health group names Sen. Holly J. Mitchell lawmaker of the year

September 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The California chapter of a nationwide mental-health group has named Sen. Holly J. Mitchell its Legislator of the Year.

The award by the National Alliance on Mental Illness California, an affiliate of the country’s largest mental health advocacy organization dedicated to bettering the lives of those living with mental illness, took place during the group’s Statewide Annual Conference in Newport Beach.

“Sen. Mitchell has shown leadership in making mental health policy a priority,” said Jessica Cruz, executive director NAMI California. “The senator has tackled tough conversations around mental health, and championed legislation not only reducing stigma surrounding mental illness but also providing access to health care for those that need it most.

“In short, she is a champion for all Californians and has been an amazing partner for NAMI California in making mental health policy a priority.”

Photo caption: The National Alliance on Mental Illness California, a grass-roots mental health organization dedicated to bettering the lives of those living with mental illness, named Sen. Holly J. Mitchell of Los Angeles, center, Legislator of the Year for her longtime support. Joining her are Jessica Cruz, Executive Director, NAMI California; and Guy Qvistgaard, Board President, NAMI California.

For more information, visit Sen. Mitchell’s Web site HERE or at the address below.

Sen. Mitchell is chair of the Senate Budget Committee. A member of the Legislature for more than six years,  she represents nearly 1 million residents of Senate District 30, which includes Culver City and much of Los Angeles. See a map of Mitchell’s district that includes a demographic breakdown of its residents and more HERE. Learn more at www.senate.ca.gov/Mitchell

MEDIA CONTACT: Ray Sotero

Communications Director

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, Senate District 30

Capitol Building, Room 5080

Sacramento, Calif. 95814

(916) 651-4030 office; 916 717-0513 cell

www.sen.ca.gov/Mitchell