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Dr. Christina Miller Talks Mental Health, Work/Life Balance in Executive Wellness Panel

May 24, 2021

Dr. Christina Miller, President and CEO of Mental Health America of Los Angeles, was one of the featured panelists joining the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Executive Wellness event on Wednesday, May 19th, discussing the importance of taking care of one’s mental health amid a worldwide pandemic and other challenges. “The social support we get from…

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With Third Wave Market, Entrepreneur and MHALA Board Member Charles Lew Explores Diet’s Connection to Mental Health

April 9, 2021
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After meeting Dr. Christina Miller of Mental Health America of Los Angeles, Charles Lew was instantly captivated by her unwavering passion for the mental health community. But it was how MHALA had managed to curate an informative conversation around mental health from both a clinical and a non-clinical approach that impressed Lew the most. Continue…

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Dear AAPI Community

March 26, 2021

March marked the one-year anniversary of the start of the pandemic. Since it began, we have seen increasing violence and hatred aimed at our Asian American and Pacific Islander neighbors. MHALA stands in solidarity with our AAPI community and all our communities. We oppose racism, discrimination, and hatred in any form against any and all…

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Award-Winning Cookies Support Mental Health, Job Training

December 25, 2020
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The Village Cookie Shoppe is one of Mental Health America of Los Angeles’ social enterprises and part of the organization’s Employment Program. Proceeds from each purchase from The Village Cookie Shoppe and its catering arm benefit MHALA and its integrated suite of services, designed to ensure that individuals with mental health needs achieve healthy, meaningful…

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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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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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Top Women Leaders in Health Care

March 30, 2020
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MHALA’s President & CEO, Dr. Christina Miller, is one of Los Angeles Business Journal’s women health care leaders, chosen for their “exceptional stewardship and achievement.” Continue reading

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2 Long Beach Nonprofits Receive Thousands in Grant Funding

February 14, 2020

Two local nonprofits recently received grants from Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center to expand their services. Mental Health America of Los Angeles – which provides comprehensive mental health, housing and social services to low-income housing communities – received $86,000. Century Villages at Cabrillo received $35,000 for its Pathways to Health program, which works…

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