Tag Archives: Mental Health Services Act

A New Study Shows That Teens’ Mental Disorders are Often Left Untreated in U.S.

According to an article in HealthDay News, less than half of American teens with mental health disorders receive treatment.  Those that do get help rarely see a mental health specialists. The findings demonstrate a need for better health services for teens, said study author E. Jane Costello who is an associate director at the Duke [...]

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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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Supervisors OK veterans mentor program

FROM STAFF REPORTS SAN BERNARDINO • The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a program to train veterans, military family members and other personnel to assist veterans in dealing with the emotional and mental health issues experienced by some former military personnel. “With five military bases in our county, including Fort Irwin [...]

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Many Mansions gets county backing for Simi Valley project

Many Mansions, a nonprofit housing developer, is in line for $455,000 from the state to help it buy a Simi Valley apartment complex and renovate into a home for mentally ill and homeless people. The Peppertree Apartments are just off East Los Angeles Avenue near Tapo Canyon Road. Many Mansions is buying the 12-unit property from [...]

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Parents and Siblings of problem juveniles get help from “Stop The Cycle”

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROP 63   Theresa’s son was having problems with the law and eventually got on probation about a year ago. As a concerned parent with limited resources, guidance and support, Theresa turned to the courts and probation to ask for help dealing with her son’s situation while meeting the needs of [...]

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Opinion: Proposition 63 has cut homelessness, arrests, psychiatric hospitalizations

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROP 63 Much has been written about the Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63), with some even claiming that it doesn’t help individuals with serious mental illness. These critics use single anecdotes out of context and ignore overwhelming facts. The facts are Prop. 63 services are reducing homelessness, acute psychiatric hospitalizations, [...]

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Working to prevent suicide in Humboldt County

Talking about suicide is taboo to some members of society, but the Public Health Branch of the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services is working to end any stigma and help community members learn to cope with suicidal people. Kris Huschle, a Public Health Branch health education specialist, has been educating county residents [...]

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