ARTICLE TAG

mental health

5/15/2024

‘Welcome to our Family Courthouse,’ Facility Dogs Declare

A growing cadre of canines do court duty in child protection and justice systems nationwide, helping comfort children in crisis.

5/8/2024

Paris Hilton Joins California Lawmakers to Push for Better Protections in Youth Residential Care

New legislation would require California to publicly report all use of restraints in its licensed care centers for foster youth.

CALIFORNIA UNCOVEREDOakland Coaches Learn to Spot Signs of Depression and Anxiety Among Black and Latino Youth

1/16/2024

Oakland Coaches Learn to Spot Signs of Depression and Anxiety Among Black and Latino Youth

In Oakland, where access to mental health care is scarce, coaches may be a trusted resource for Black and Latino children and teens.

11/23/2023

Road Atlas: Women Healing Trauma in the Nomad West

A personal essay on the ways women in the nomadic van life community are learning to heal complex trauma.

11/19/2023

A False Choice on Families in New York City

Mayor Eric Adams’ administration would have us believe we must choose between funding social services and assisting asylum seekers. 

10/16/2023

Mental Health After Foster Care 

Years after surviving foster care, J. Christian Bell finally sought therapy. Now he urges lawmakers to fund systems for youth mental health.

    9/18/2023

    Let’s Ensure All California Youth Can Access Mental Health Care

    Should income status determine the mental health care that youth receive? Of course not. And in California, there is finally legislation to prevent this.  Assembly Bill 665, passed by the state Legislature, would ensure all Medi-Cal youth have equal access to vital mental health counseling and support.

    9/12/2023

    No Help for California Youth Denied Mental Health Care

    A proposal that would have increased the number of young Californians receiving mental health care died quietly in the Legislature.

    I Learned To Advocate For Myself By Speaking Up

    7/24/2023

    I Learned To Advocate For Myself By Speaking Up

    Advocacy impacts me because it helps me express my concerns. It's about empowering your voice, writes Daniesha Brown.