Tag Archives: MHSA

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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Homeless to Hopeful: Betty’s story

Betty is a 68 year-old client of County Mental Health, with additional medical and mobility issues, living successfully for 18 months in an MHSA funded and supported, handicapped accessible, one-bedroom apartment in a senior apartment complex. Betty and her cat Buster were homeless and living in her car when she was referred for MHSA supported [...]

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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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Trying to survive after incarceration

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROP 63   BEFORE:  Every Tuesday morning an average of thirty parolees, some having served more than 25 years in prison, are released to our community. Every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. a panel called PACT (Parole Action Community Team) composed of community based organizations (CBOs) and faith based organizations (FBOs) who [...]

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Roxanne enters IMPACT program and maintains community placement

Roxanne is a 50 year old Caucasian female with an extensive history of hospitalizations and homelessness.  Her history includes diagnoses of Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.  Upon entry to the IMPACT program, she was considered one of the “highest utilizers” of hospitals and crisis houses in San Diego.  She also was unable to manage [...]

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The Network of Care for Behavioral Health: An MHSA Success Story

The question rightfully comes up about the value of California’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) effort. Well, there are many terrific success stories and benefits from this remarkable initiative for individuals, programs and communities in general. There is one specific MHSA project, however, that helps all of these groups, and it was just about the [...]

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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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