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By: JoAnne Forman, Mental Health Initiative Program Coordinator, Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael, CA. Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, began this year on Sunday evening, December 6th. While not a significant religious holiday, its …

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In 2013, the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) and KVIE Public Television partnered to create the documentary A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness to raise awareness of mental health challenges. This moving …

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Of the 1.7 million veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is estimated that 20 percent live with post-traumatic stress disorder or major depression. These conditions can have a significant impact on returning vets’ …

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Fall is here, the season is changing, and Halloween and Día de los Muertos are around the corner. Costumes, decorations, trick-or-treating and festivities are all part of this flamboyant duo of fall holidays. While you …

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By Emily Wu Truong In July 2013 at a legislative briefing on Asian American mental health, I stated, “I will not  end my life because I have a story to share. The more we talk about …

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"To do my part to end the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness. I will work to educate those not familiar with mental illness. I will do whatever I can to support others, like …

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By Laura C. Domasneanu-Miulescu We have swept under the carpet for too long the existence of mental illness, but I believe educating people about mental illness is crucial to our society.  I arrived in the U.S. from …

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