Mental Health America of Los Angeles has helped thousands of individuals return
to a place of hope and new beginnings.

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‘Everyone Always Treated Me With a Smile’

Kathleen was on her journey to recovery when she connected with MHALA’s Discovery Resource Center, a peer-run facility in the Antelope Valley. “I have been in counseling since my early…

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‘Now I Have a Really Strong Support System’

  Merle was enjoying life in Arizona in 2008, just before the Great Recession. He had worked his way up to quality control manager at a warehouse. His hard work…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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"ជំនាញដែលខ្ញុំបានរៀនបានជួយម៉ាក់ខ្ញុំនិងខ្ញុំទទួលបានការងារ"

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…

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‘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…

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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…

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T TAY បានជួយខ្ញុំចេញពីសែលរបស់ខ្ញុំ›

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Los Angeles County, Julian attended weekly group meetings at the Transition-Age Youth Academy in Long Beach. Every Friday, he and the other TAY students would…