The holiday provides a chance to remember our cherished loved ones who have passed and rejoice in their lives. Sharing funny and poignant stories can help us process grief. But for some, the anguish of losing someone close can be profound and enduring. Read on for tips and links to resources for getting help when dealing with grief.
It is becoming an all too familiar scenario that we hear about nationwide - and it hit home for parents of high-schoolers in Santa Maria. The recent lockdown of Pioneer Valley and Santa Maria high schools has brought school safety issues to the forefront of our concerns. As parents, it's crucial to understand how to communicate with our children about these issues, as it plays a vital role in recognizing and preventing acts of violence.
When the Community Health Centers of the Central Coast (CHCCC) teamed up with the local nonprofit Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley, its providers expected to focus on intervention and preventive mental health services for teens Then the pandemic hit...
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Millions of people are affected by mental illness each year. In fact, 1 in 5 U.S adults experience mental illness, and approximately 17% of youth (ages 6-17 years) live with a mental health disorder. It's important to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma that many people experience and to point them toward getting help.