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Inaugural Advocacy Series Empowers Members, Alumni

January 23, 2023
MHALA member Troy with his member advocacy series certificate of completion.

MHALA completed its first advocacy series for members and alumni of MHALA’s programs in December. The goal of the series, which met online monthly, is to empower participants and help…

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CNN’s ‘This is Life with Lisa Ling’ Spotlights MHALA Member

December 13, 2022
Lisa Ling sits with MHALA member Diana

Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) Member Diana shared her story of overcoming mental illness and homelessness on “This is Life with Lisa Ling.” The episode “LA’s Mental Health…

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MHALA Celebrates Achievements of Individuals with Mental Health Needs at 21st Annual Golden Bell Awards

October 17, 2022
21st Annual Golden Bell Awards

As part of its nearly 100-year-old efforts to destigmatize mental health and raise awareness about the ability to recover from mental health challenges, Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA)…

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MHALA’s Lucia Kung Named LA Business Journal 2022 Nonprofit CFO of the Year

September 26, 2022
Headshot of Lucia Kung, MHALA CFO

Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) Chief Financial Officer Lucia Kung was named Nonprofit CFO of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal at its 2022 CFO Awards.…

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UnitedHealthcare Donates $1.5 Million to Nonprofits in California

August 12, 2022

Funding is part of UnitedHealthcare’s $11 million in Empowering Health grants focused on expanding access to care and addressing the social determinants of health for people in underserved communities. UnitedHealthcare,…

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Nonprofit of the Year (Enterprise) Award Finalist

April 26, 2022

MHALA is a Nonprofit of the Year (Enterprise) Finalist in the 2022 Los Angeles Business Journal’s Nonprofit & Corporate Citizenship Awards! The awards honored the amazing work of the nonprofit…

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That ‘homeless person’ could be someone’s son. Mine, for instance.

April 21, 2022

By Shannon Jones, a former journalist, a current real estate agent in Long Beach, and a mother to one of MHALA’s members. Click Here to read the story in the…

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Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Award Finalist

April 5, 2022

MHALA is a Nonprofit of the Year Finalist in the 2022 Los Angeles Business Journal’s Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Awards! The awards honored and celebrated diversity & inclusion champion individuals…

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Dr. Chris Miller on OUTSIDE THE BOX Podcast

March 17, 2022
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Dr. Chris Miller, CEO and President of Mental Health America Los Angeles speaks with Dr. Janeane Bernstein of OUTSIDE THE BOX – the Mental Health & Wellness Series. LISTEN to this…

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Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis

December 30, 2021
Drawing of a woman with brown skin and brown curly hair with eyes closed and a pink bubble around her

MHALA’s President and CEO Dr. Christina Miller and Catrina Flores, Senior Clinical Director and Director of TAY Services in Long Beach, wrote about youth mental health for the Black Health…

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