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California Announces Investments in Statewide Mental Health Call Centers

The state of California has allocated funds to continue both the California Peer-Run Warm Line and the CalHOPE Warm Line, providing residents in every county with all-hours non-crisis emotional support from peers by phone and chat, and adding text access by 2023.

Cornhole for a Cause

Three years ago, the world lost the beloved Aaron Alcorn to suicide. Aaron was admired for his joy-filled attitude, dedication to his friends, and his inclusiveness—his inextinguishable yearning to bring groups of people together for a good time. He believed in the potential of great people forging connections through community.

TAY Virtual Wellness Center Takes On Bullying

MHASF sat down with TAT facilitator, Mimi Mier-Rosales [they/she/he], to discuss their work in TAY advocacy, all goings-on at the Virtual Wellness Center, and the future generations of mental health.

Redefining Crazy Conference 2022 Keynote Interview with Dr. Michael Tompkins

MHASF sat down with keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Tompkins, to discuss his experience with hoarding and cluttering ahead of his Redefining Crazy 2022 presentation entitled, Sorting and Decision Making: Two Key Skills for Effective Decluttering.

Making Friends Through Mental Health

National Friendship Day takes place on the seventh day of August every year, and what better way to recognize the gift of camaraderie than calling attention to the friends made through mental health work?

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Everyday BIPOC Mental Health Advocacy

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month, and the role of community-based advocacy has never been more in-demand as an alternative to systemic misrepresentation.

Ring Them Bells: Behind the Symbol of Mental Health

In 1953, Clifford Beers, one of the founders of the mental health recovery movement, along with Mental Health America melted down chains and shackles used to restrain people in asylums.

BEYOND THE BINDS OF THE DSM: BREAKING BOUNDARIES AND BEING YOUR TRUE SELF

The ways in which psychiatrists treated me during the height of my mental health crisis diminished my sense of self, making it challenging, at times, to see myself as more than a diagnosis. Remembering different doctors who would see me for a few minutes and tell me I did not have self-control led me down a dark path of believing that I had lost control of my personhood.

SOCIAL MEDIA HYGIENE: KNOW WHEN TO HOLD ‘EM, KNOW WHEN TO FOLD ‘EM

Social media is designed to keep people inundated with information, often leading to procrastination.

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