Mental Health News

How Traumatic Images Impact Us, for Better and for Worse

June 6, 2020

The striking image of a lone man standing before a fleet of tanks in Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989 brought worldwide attention to the plight of pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing. Now, 21 years later, a nearly 9-minute video of George Floyd, a black man, being suffocated by a white police officer in Minneapolis has led…

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Collective Trauma in Our Communities

May 31, 2020

The mental wellbeing of our entire community has been severely hurt by the killing of George Floyd by a Minnesota police officer. For our African American community members, who live with the daily fear that their children, their family members or they themselves could be killed, the pain of this situation is beyond describable. This…

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Reinventing Mental Health Services in a Pandemic

May 18, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted the mental health of our entire community. It’s hard to find anyone who does not feel some degree of anxiety and unease. But for those dealing with mental health concerns before the crisis, and those most vulnerable and at risk, there are special challenges to meet the need. Read more in…

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Coronavirus Brings Toughest Mental Health Month In Memory

May 14, 2020

May has been Mental Health Awareness Month since 1949. May 2020 may well be the most stressful in the last 71 years, Long Beach experts say. “It’s impacting the whole population,” Christina Miller, president and CEO of Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA), said. She was speaking of the coronavirus pandemic and the forced…

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With Pandemic Heaped on Crisis, Homeless Services Are in Triage Mode

April 17, 2020
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About 10 people live in the Dominguez Gap homeless camp along the edge of North Long Beach. Some are older—one woman just turned 81—and many have been there for years. “They’re a real community,”  says Laurie Ramey, a homeless-outreach director. “They really look out for each other.” So when one man at the camp came…

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Mental Health Focus of New Youth Program

October 5, 2019

Dr. Christina Miller, president and CEO of Mental Health America of Los Angeles, comments on the fast-emerging youth mental health crisis that has prompted a nonprofit group to create a program aimed at countering escalating rates of anxiety and depression. Read more in the Daily Breeze — will open in a new tab.

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