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Can additional funding for mental health programs improve mental health outcomes? California levies a special tax on millionaires and directs the proceeds to mental health and substance abuse programs statewide. This study examines how it impacted a critical mental health indicator: the suicide rate.

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Strategies for preventing suicides are crucial as the suicide rate grows for nearly every demographic group.

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This page is a summary of: Can additional funding improve mental health outcomes? Evidence from a synthetic control analysis of California’s millionaire tax, PLoS ONE, July 2022, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0271063.
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