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California’s New CARE Court Is Justice Option for People Addicted, Mentally Ill
April 7, 2022
Gov. Gavin Newsom has met with some of the state's counties to promote CARE Court, a mental health framework the state created to help people who are suffering from mental illness and Substance Use Disorder. ... read more »
Working in Community Interest Drives Perry’s Congressional Campaign 
March 31, 2022
The homelessness crisis, rising cost of living, and the pandemic’s effect on mental illness are the top issues Jan Perry aims to tackle if elected as the representative for the 37th Congressional District.  ... read more »
NAMI and Designer Kenneth Cole Team to Fight Mental Illness
September 10, 2020
COVID-19, social unrest, job loss, and business closures are all forces that have come together to create more trauma in the African American community. ... read more »
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Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke (Ret) Why I Support District Attorney Jackie Lacey
February 5, 2020
I became acquainted with Jackie Lacey while I was on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. She had worked her way up in the DA’s office and accompanied the Supervisors in their forays to Washington to identify funds for innovative programs to improve our Justice system. ... read more »
South LA Beauty Shops Become a Safe Haven for Reducing Depression for African American Women
June 20, 2019
Depression affects more than 12 million women in the United States annually, according to Mental Health America; and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, African American women are at the highest risk for experiencing major depression. ... read more »
Attorney: Man killed at Costco was mentally ill, off meds
June 20, 2019
  A man fatally shot in a Southern California Costco store was mentally ill and off his medication when he pushed or slapped an off-duty police officer who opened fire and killed the man and critically wounded the man’s parents, ... read more »
L.A. County Officials OK Juvenile Hall CCTV, Study Long-Term Fixes
June 13, 2019
The cameras are a shorter term practical solution to safety concerns raised by juveniles and probation officers. ... read more »
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Wendy’s Window-Suicide Should Not Be The Answer
September 14, 2018
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, close to 1 million adults report attempting to commit suicide and 800,000 people die due to suicide every year worldwide. It has also been reported that calls to suicide prevention hotlines have doubled since 2014.  Why is this?  The answer to this question is complex.  There is no one answer. ... read more »
Author and Coach: ‘Happiness is a Lifestyle’
June 21, 2018
“Happiness is a lifestyle, not a destination,” says Leslie Pogue, founder of thehabitofhappy.com, a company dedicated to helping individuals reach higher levels of potential. Pogue recently hosted a live event here in the Southland, (North Hollywood specifically), during which attendees participated in an open discussion about the effects of antidepressants. ... read more »
‘Sober Eyes’- A book of Poems by Jordan Gibbs
November 9, 2017
Even though the poems are raw, often redundant and repetitious, they helped him along his long and difficult road to sobriety. ... read more »
The Topic of Mental Health Cannot Be Tabled
May 31, 2017
According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being ... read more »
(Part 4) Jackie Lacey speaks on Ezell Ford decision
March 21, 2017
"Once there's a struggle for the gun, that really changes things," -DA Jackie Lacey ... read more / watch video »
Dawnn Lewis Highlights The Reality of Mental Illness in ‘The Marriage’ 
October 12, 2016
Depicting the ups and downs of mental illness across generational lines is seldom addressed in African-American homes, much less live theatre. Recently, spectators and friends gathered in numbers to attend the NACCP Award Winning stage play: The Marriage, starring A Different World actress Dawnn Lewis. Held at the West Angeles Performing Arts Theatre, the play sought to shed light on how mental illness impacts families and their loved ones, and the importance of seeking professional help to break the cycle. ... read more »
Clinton Rolls Out Mental Health Plan
September 7, 2016
About 18 percent of adults in the country experienced an anxiety disorder such as posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias ... read more »
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