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November 2, 2019

As mental health groups across the nation recognized Mental Illness Awareness Month last month, Mental Health America of Los Angeles raised local awareness about the capabilities of people recovering from mental illness at the 18th annual Golden Bell Awards, held Wednesday in the Van Dam Pavilion at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. It “celebrates achievements of…

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Building a Better Long Beach: Bringing Expanded Support Services to Midtown

October 7, 2019
MHALA 's staff Rick Janes and CEO Christina Miller

Construction is well-underway on the new Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) facility, which is set to bring mental and physical health care services, as well as employment support and opportunity, housing support and more to Midtown. “Our agency really believes in providing integrated, comprehensive services . . . for people on the street,”…

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Singer Kelis to Join List of Chefs Cooking at Long Beach’s Under the Toque

October 4, 2019
Singer and chef Kelis

“Everything is better smothered, dipped or poured—and food is revolutionary because it is the one and only international language. It’s the most human thing you can partake in. We are the only species that cooks.” This is what singer-now-hot-sauce maven Kelis is now known for—and her love of cooking, which has catapulted the star into…

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MHALA Makes Progress on Long Beach Boulevard Site

October 4, 2019

For more than two decades, Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) has been Long Beach’s go-to nonprofit for mental health services for the homeless population. Through that partnership, a new one-stop center in the 1900 block of Long Beach Boulevard is scheduled to open before the end of the year, according to Dr. Christina…

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The Deputy’s Shooting Was a Hoax, but People with Mental Illness Were Blamed First

August 28, 2019
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The fabricated story of a shooting by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy in Lancaster was about much more than one rookie officer gone awry. Read More at the LA Times — will open a new tab.

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MHALA: Helping Those Who Need it Most

May 28, 2019
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Founded in 1924, Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) is one of the oldest nonprofit mental health organizations in the country. Each year, the organization serves more than 7,500 adults and transitional age youth (TAY) who are dealing with mental health needs and do not have financial resources, including veterans, their families, and people…

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For Some of Long Beach’s Homeless With Mental Illness, the Path to Recovery Can Lead Through the Alley

April 5, 2019
Man with back turned wearing AlleyBusters shirt

April marks the two-year anniversary of the establishment of Alleybusters, a partnership between the non-profit Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) and the DLBA.  The program, which started in the alleys of the Willmore District, was created to provide an avenue of employment and connectedness for persons experiencing homelessness and a history of mental…

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