Posts Tagged as "mental health"

Kern BHRS ‘Let’s Talk’ event aims to illuminate mental health awareness in African American communities

January 30, 2024 / By
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On Friday, February 2, the Kern Behavior Health and Recovery Services (Kern BHRS) will host a “Let’s Talk” event at the Friendship House Community Center to raise mental health awareness in African American communities. 

Newsom signs landmark bills to revolutionize State’s mental health system

October 13, 2023 / By
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Yesterday, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 326 and Assembly Bill 531, which means people in California will now have the ability to change and transform the state’s mental health system.

Local leaders discuss how they prioritize their mental health

May 19, 2023 / By
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Prioritizing mental health can be difficult for many people especially when busy. Many local leaders have a variety of roles that keep them on the go every day.

Mental Health Awareness Month: sparking conversations, breaking stigmas, and seeking help

May 19, 2023 / By
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May is mental health awareness month and to Yanin Ayon this month is about sparking conversations and allowing people to ask questions and be able to talk about mental health without fear of judgment. 

KernBHRS seeks public input on their proposed MHSA plan

April 27, 2023 / By
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Kern County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (KernBHRS) has now posted their Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) three-year plan and is opening up a 30-day public comment period for the community to put their input on continuing new and proposed mental health programs to serve Kern. 

BCSD teachers find ways to prioritize the mental health of students through CASEL

February 24, 2023 / By
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Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) was created in 1994 as a response to a better approach to teaching the “whole child,” as Dr.

Governor Newsom announces millions in funding for youth mental health

December 8, 2022 / By
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Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced $480.5 million for 54 projects to improve California’s behavioral health infrastructure for children and youth as part of his Master Plan for Kids’ Mental Health. 

Local mental health advocate is trying to make changes in her community

September 19, 2022 / By
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Jocelyn Myrna Frias Molina is a mental health advocate who helps out her community in any way she can by being part of an organization that advocates for change.

It’s okay to ask for help: Health professionals discuss the rise in teen depression

September 9, 2022 / By
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As the world attempts to return to a sense of normalcy after the pandemic, the shift is not that easy for some teens.

Governor Gavin Newsom announces plan to address youth mental health

August 18, 2022 / By
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Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his “Master Plan for Kids Mental Health” on Thursday. The plan is in response to increased depression and suicide rates in California children.