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Happy “May is Mental Health Month” Everyone!

We have had the honor of meeting and working with some of the most talented and brilliant minds in medicine, science, entertainment, therapy and simply inspirational stories over the last 3 years of doing our Radio Show. The candid and emotional stories of our guests continue to inspire us! Some of them from top actors, [...]

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J.A. becomes a positive contribution to his community through help of FSP program

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROP 63 J.A. started using alcohol and drugs at the age of 13. He ended up spending 17 years of his life in prison.  He had addiction and mental health issues and had no family, no friends, and no support system. The lack of support continued to fuel his drug and [...]

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Chuck seeks help at community solutions and reconnects with his family

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROP 63 “Chuck” struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for years. He was constantly in and out of jail because regardless of what recovery program he had previously been in, he continually relapsed. He no longer had a relationship with his son or his family. He was homeless, alone, and afraid. [...]

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Cindy’s life changes after enrolling in the “Whatever it Takes” program

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROP 63 I remember as a teen I would either sleep too much or talk and move around too much. My mom would always tell me to slow down and calm down. She always suspected that I had some kind of a mental illness, but I always refused to believe it [...]

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Proposition 63 services reach seriously mentally ill in Stanislaus

By Larry Poaster Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/2012/01/24/2039682/proposition-63-services-reach.html#storylink=cpy He walked the streets, week after week, wrapped in a blanket. “Four years ago, I would see this man on the streets, on my way to work,” said Elizabeth Oakes, chief of the Adult System of Care at Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Stanislaus County. “I used to [...]

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Homes for the Homeless and Disabled in North Highlands

A very surprised State Senate President pro tem Darrell Steinberg was honored on Thursday with the unveiling of a residential community center named after him.   The center is part of the Mutual Housing at the Highlands, a new affordable housing community in North Highlands with 90 apartment-style homes, 66 of which are permanent supportive [...]

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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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A Story About a Homeless Woman that Brought Tears to Her Eyes

“I have a lot of stories but one success involves a young lady I assisted at Behavioral Health Services.  When we met her, she was homeless.  We helped her get into treatment for drug abuse. When she graduated, we helped her with developing a program.  The first thing her wellness partner suggested was WRAP. She [...]

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Berkley has reason to be proud

With the use of Prop 63 funds, it has established a new affordable housing development built for youths who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. It’s a big deal that Cristina Cross has had her own apartment since September ’11. She’s among the first residents at a new affordable housing development built for [...]

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Hats off to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Marina del Rey station and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health for sharing information about the challenges regarding the community’s homeless mentally ill.

The information was presented at a September 21st meeting to the Marina Affairs Committee, one of the committees of the LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce. Important insight was given into what biases may be brought to situations involving this population and best practice approaches to use. Read more at: http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2011/10/04/news_-_features/marina_del_rey/m2.txt

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