Mental Health

Gaps between access, funding and services, leave many with a mental illness, homeless, frequently leading to self medicating through drugs and also turning to crime.  It is estimated that 45% of the homeless have a mental health diagnosis.

According to the California Healthcare Foundation, 4.7% of adults in the Inland Empire suffer from a severe mental illness that results in functional impairment, which interferes with or limits major life activities.

Neighboring counties have taken a different approach to mental health.  Umbrella PAC seeks to assist to implement many of the same procedures improve the quality of life of the residents of Riverside County and at the same time reducing the overall tax burden.