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Welcome Our New Guest Blogger ~ Maricela, As She Shares Her Experiences With Bipolar and Meeting Britney Spears…

Maricela came onto our  Free Your Mind Radio Show and she impressed us so much with her past experiences with Bipolar Disorder and how she deals with her challenges and is leading the way for herself and others with her own successful recovery. She lives a very happy life now helping others that were in her shoes.  She [...]

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Francisco deals with anger and aggression in CARE program

Before: Francisco*, a 9 year old male came to CARE last year with a history of physical violence against family  and peers. Francisco would tantrum daily for several hours at once. The slightest change in plans would mean a mental meltdown. His mother had called the police on him several times for physically hitting and [...]

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Mary finds a support system after working with a case manager

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROP 63 “Mary”- Mary began treatment with severe behavioral issues after having been evicted from her placement. Mary continued to have problems at the room & board where she was placed due to her symptoms of paranoia, distrust and delusions. She had difficulty building relationships with her case manager and others [...]

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Katie builds trust with therapist and participates in ENGAGE

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROP 63 “Katie”- When Katie first entered the RMH clinics for treatment she was withdrawn and depressed, isolated and struggled to express herself (anger and hopelessness) due to her history of sexual abuse and depression. After several months of weekly contacts, staff started to see that Katie was beginning to feel [...]

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Louie sought help from TAY for change

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROP 63 Louie had been with TAY (Transition Age Youth) for about 18 months and was discharged from TAY in August of 2011 because of his aggression.  The 20 year old was struggling; he didn’t have a stable family situation, was constantly in trouble with the law, and had lost multiple [...]

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Josh is encouraged by case manager

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROP 63 “Josh”- Josh was referred as an FSP who experienced anxiety, anger, isolation, a lack of social and communication skills, and delusional, paranoid thoughts. With the encouragement of his case manager, Josh is currently attending group weekly (has been since it began) in which he shares what he’s learned from [...]

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Mark enrolls in ENGAGE and sees positive changes

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROP 63 “Mark”- As a new client, Mark would yell at the staff, the nurse, the secretary, and often express his dissatisfaction with services and many aspects of his life. Often, Mark would storm out of the building, unable to tolerate his anger, and unwilling to try medications that offered help. [...]

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Jose learns to accept his worth and control his anger

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROP 63 “Jose”- Jose came to the clinic following several years of not accessing services as an ex-gang member and someone who defined himself by his bipolar disorder, his paranoia and his physical health barriers. He had explosive anger in his beginning therapy sessions but over the past two years, he [...]

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From Suicidal to Helping Others Now as a Counselor

As a child, I realized that at times my thoughts were abnormal; occasionally they were of a violent nature. As a teenager, I found myself overwhelmed by an uncontrollable rage that would just come and go. The family believed I just had anger problems and a bad temper, but it was more than that. At [...]

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Los Angeles County: Helping teen moms find their way

By Dr. Marv Southard Los Angeles Department of Mental Health   Two-year old Brandon wasn’t born when voters passed the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) in 2004.  But it was young people like Brandon that State Senator Darrell Steinberg had in mind when he spearheaded the groundbreaking initiative known as Proposition 63. On Wednesday Senator [...]

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