The Lila Berman papers consist of correspondence, memorandums, reports, and notes, collected and created by Lila Berman, that
document the establishment and provision of mental health services in the Los Angeles area, 1965-1998. The bulk of the collection
covers the passage of various mental health insurance bills in the California Assembly and State Senate, and the activities
of the California Council on Mental Health's Citizens Advisory Council, of which Berman was the first chair.
Lila Berman played an active role in the provision of mental health services in the Los Angeles area and in citizen participation
in the formation of mental health policy in California. She was instrumental in the creation of the California Council on
Mental Health's Citizens Advisory Council in 1968 and served as its first chair; served as the president of the California
Coalition for Mental Health; and served as Executive Director of the San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Centers.
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