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MHALA’s Voices for Justice

April 20, 2021

On this momentous day when justice was served in the George Floyd trial, after so many times when it was not, MHALA doubles down in our efforts to bring equity and…

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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

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…

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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.…

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Award-Winning Cookies Support Mental Health, Job Training

December 25, 2020

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…

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Lessons in Mental Health, Service Delivery, and Social Justice

November 15, 2020

The hurdles brought on by a worldwide pandemic, coupled with months of social unrest, have become unexpected learning opportunities for Mental Health America of Los Angeles. “For nearly 100 years,…

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Long Beach Veterans Living in Poverty at Higher Rate Than County, State Average

November 5, 2020

While Long Beach veterans are more likely to be high school graduates and less likely to be unemployed, they are living in poverty at a higher rate when compared to…

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Honoring Our Heroes

July 28, 2020

MHALA honors the lives and legacies of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the Rev. C. T. Vivian, and James Charles Evers.  As young men, these giants of the Civil Rights Movement…

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Why We Wear a Mask

July 2, 2020

Mental Health America of Los Angeles serves over 9,000 people each year. All 9,000 are vulnerable in some way. Some are veterans who developed health problems after military injuries. Some…

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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…

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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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