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Collective Trauma in Our Communities

May 31, 2020

The mental wellbeing of our entire community has been severely hurt by the killing of George Floyd by a Minnesota police officer. For our African American community members, who live…

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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…

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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…

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With Pandemic Heaped on Crisis, Homeless Services Are in Triage Mode

April 17, 2020

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.…

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Top Women Leaders in Health Care

March 30, 2020

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,…

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Positive Mental Health Message

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…

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

October 7, 2019

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…

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Mental Health Focus of New Youth Program

October 5, 2019

Dr. Christina Miller, president and CEO of Mental Health America of Los Angeles, comments on the fast-emerging youth mental health crisis that has prompted a nonprofit group to create a…

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

October 4, 2019

“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…

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