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April 2, 2020

MHA webinar recap: Peer support during times of crisis is not a new topic, but the crisis we are now experiencing is unlike any we have faced before. As more and more of our communities have to enact severe restrictions on social interactions and freedom of movement, o...

The International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) has collected resources to assist peer support programs in moving online to provide virtual health care. This includes free webinars, written tips, and regularly updated lists of other online resources.

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March 27, 2020

As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase, so does the associated anxiety.

For the general public, the mental health effects of COVID-19 are as important to address as are the physical health effects. And for the one in five who already have mental health conditions –...

December 13, 2019

Advocates have pushed back against the restructuring of a law that guarantees funding for mental health services, while a local activist says Humboldt County’s use of that funding needs more transparency.

Ahead of a state budget subcommittee hearing last week over a pos...

November 18, 2019

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Over 100 years ago, our founder, Clifford W. Beers vowed to “fight in the open” for the rights of individuals living with mental illness. As an individual living with manic depression, he received a lot of support from his brother and in turn gave a lot...

November 18, 2019

Many state-level and local-level mental health issues overlap. Because of this, ACCESS California (ACCESS) has focused the following State of the Community Report on the mental health issues impacting clients receiving services in California’s Public Mental Health Syst...

January 22, 2019

The 2017-18 Legislative Session produced a plethora of bills that addressed various issues related to behavioral health.  Several of these bills were approved by the Legislature, signed into law by the Governor, and became effective on January 1 of this year. 

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December 11, 2018

Curious about the complexities of mental health care and the dark side of #selfcare ? Check out this informative article by Shayla Love, which appeared in Vice Magazine:

The Young and Uncared For

November 14, 2018

 The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Calls (1-800-985-5990) and texts (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746)...

November 9, 2018

In the wake of almost every mass shooting — a term which, by now, has become so familiar as to feel almost disconnected from the vicious slaughter of random people in ordinary places — the National Rifle Association and its fellow travelers make the same point: There a...

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