In summary

The top candidates hoping to be the next governor of California all agree on this: The state is failing those who suffer from mental illness. Watch to see how they say they’ll fix the state’s broken mental health system.

The top candidates hoping to be the next governor of California don’t see eye-to-eye on much, but they all agree on this: The state is failing those who suffer from mental illness.

What would they do to fix the state’s broken mental health system? And how would they walk the line between getting people the help that they need while respecting their civil liberties? We asked. Watch for yourself.

If you want to learn where the candidates stand on the biggest issues facing California, check out the CALmatters 2018 Voter Guide.

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Byrhonda Lyons is a national award-winning video journalist for CalMatters. She creates compelling multimedia stories about how California policy affects people’s everyday lives. From the state’s mental...

Ben Christopher

Ben covers California politics and elections. Prior to that, he was a contributing writer for CalMatters reporting on the state's economy and budget. Based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, he has written...