Tag Archives: mental illness

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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Anatomy Of A Panic Attack

GUEST POST – A Psych Student Has A Panic Attack By Justin Matheson Just last year, I finally got around to taking a full course in abnormal psychology. I’m working towards an academic career in psychiatry, so it seems like a good idea, right? I remember when we covered panic disorder thinking, “Huh, that sounds [...]

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Freddy avoids jail and drugs and becomes a role model for peers

The Work First program began serving Freddy in July 2011, when he moved into Casa Pacific, joined Avenues and started volunteering for the CRP Work Crew. Freddy was referred to Work First and came directly from the Santa Cruz County jail. Freddy has co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders, and is on mental [...]

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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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Mental illness patients persevere; Redding photo exhibit displays trials

Hanging in Grace Place Tea House & Gift Boutique in downtown Redding is a black-and-white portrait of Steve Keyser staring serenely at the camera, his hands together as though he’s praying. The photo, called “Namaste,” shows a jarring difference between Keyser today and the man he said he was two years ago. “I was in [...]

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Sacramento County aims mental health effort at hard-to-reach groups

By Grace Rubenstein grubenstein@sacbee.com Published: Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1B Psychologists across the country have grappled for years with a thorny problem: While every demographic group has mental health problems, certain groups tend not to seek treatment. Now, Sacramento County is using an infusion of state cash to try to close that gap locally. The [...]

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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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Alliance for Wellbeing:Making a difference by being different

It’s OK to be different. That’s what we’re all about at The Alliance for Wellbeing. Maybe you have been diagnosed with a mental illness or have been labeled an addict or been bullied for being gay. Or something else is causing you emotional distress. At the Alliance for Wellbeing, we don’t label, diagnose or discriminate [...]

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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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Mental health help for Stockton area residents comes in many different forms

By Zachary K. Johnson Record Staff Writer November 01, 2011 12:00 AM STOCKTON – People suffering from anxiety, depression or more serious mental illnesses in San Joaquin County might not know where to find assistance, even if they recognized – or could accept – that they needed help. To bridge the gap between treatment and the [...]

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