A Journey of Restoration and Self-Expression

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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’

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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’

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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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‘TAY Has Helped Me Come Out of My Shell’


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 come together to enjoy food, talk about community issues, and play games. Every so often they would enjoy outings to area attractions like Knotts Berry…

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