Mental Health America of Los Angeles ha visto a miles de personas regresar a
Un lugar de esperanza y nuevos comienzos.

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A Journey of Restoration and Self-Expression

There is healing in creating. It’s why so many who reach out to Mental Health America of Los Angeles find their way to a pen, a paintbrush, or a musical instrument. As they put momentous effort into restoring their health, they also embark on a journey of self-expression and rediscovery. August, who gets assistance from…

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‘My Life Is New’

My name is Keith. I’ve been going to MHALA for a long time. Never stopping to accept and appreciate the services they provided. My goal was to get my clothes washed, a shower, and a lunch. There was a time when I was doing ok. Then I stopped taking my medication and began the journey…

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‘MHALA Came Through for Me’

As a young girl living in New York City, Dee dreamed of going to California and figured that the best way to get there was to enlist. She spent five years in the US Marine Corps, stationed in El Toro. When she was honorably discharged, Dee — whose father is also an Army and Air…

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‘2020 Was My Year’

In a year of a worldwide pandemic, Mental Health America of Los Angeles found new ways in which to continue providing care, assurance, and hope to thousands across LA County. Powered and inspired by the evolving needs of our community, MHALA reinvented its service delivery, continuing to offer our integrated mental health services with appropriate…

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‘The Skills I Learned Helped My Mom and I Get Jobs’

Angel got his MHALA start at the Transition-age Youth program in the Antelope Valley. As he began building his confidence, he learned about the Employment Services program, eventually joining the work adjustment team. “I worked janitorial at MHALA for about three months,” says Angel. “That was the first job I ever had.” After a few…

MHALA member Steven

‘I Did Everything Myself — But They Helped’

After living in the East Coast all his life, Steven visited California in 2019 and decided to stay. As he adjusted to having no familial support in the area and to the demands of starting a new life in a new location, he reached out to MHALA for assistance. Steven was homeless for nearly two…

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‘I Am Focused on Getting My Life in Order’

Areanna became homeless in 2016. She bounced around friends’ homes for some time; later, she lived in her car and in a shelter in the Antelope Valley. It was at the shelter that she learned about MHALA’s Transition-age Youth program. She arrived at the TAY program in Lancaster with nowhere to live and no job.…

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'TAY me ha ayudado a salir de mi caparazón'

Antes de que la pandemia de COVID-19 azotara el condado de Los Ángeles, Julian asistió a reuniones grupales semanales en la Academia de Jóvenes en Edad de Transición en Long Beach. Todos los viernes, él y los otros estudiantes de TAY se reunían para disfrutar de la comida, hablar sobre temas de la comunidad y jugar juegos. De vez en cuando disfrutaban de las excursiones a atracciones de la zona como Knotts Berry ...

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'Tomé mi debilidad y la convertí en una fortaleza'

“Soy un inmigrante. Vine aquí cuando tenía siete años y fui criada por una madre soltera ". La madre de Karen era abusiva cuando estaba creciendo. Su familia ocasionalmente intervendría, pero la mayoría de las veces eran solo ellos dos. Un día, su madre la golpeó mientras su vecina miraba. Karen estaba ...

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'Aquí es donde sucedió mi milagro'

Mi nombre es Rennie y no hay suficiente tiempo en un día para contarte todo el trauma, las malas decisiones, el juicio deteriorado, todas las cosas diferentes que pusieron mi vida en un camino autodestructivo desde los 8 hasta los 47 años. He estado en todo este país causando estragos y corriendo por la vida de las personas ...