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  • Writer's pictureJose Vera

SPECTRUM NEWS 1 FEATURE - How a diversion program helped a man with his mental health


PUBLISHED 7:39 PM PT MAY 21, 2024

LOS ANGELES — Everyday Isaiah Adamo puts on headphones, but he’s not listening to music, he’s using them to quiet auditory hallucinations he hears.

Adamo said he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, a serious mental illness that can affect the way a person thinks, feels and acts, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

One day, he said, his condition and other factors led to him being arrested. It led him down a path that helped him find stability at Victory Starts Now.

The new Behavioral Health Services Act, also formerly known as Proposition 1, will provide $6.4 billion for mental health treatment centers in California could soon create more funding for similar programs.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last Tuesday that the state will make $3.3 billion in funding available this July.

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