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The Greater San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is active throughout the year with educational, programmatic, and outreach activities as well as seven Out of the Darkness Community Walks each fall and more than ten Survivor Day sites each November.

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Monterey County Examines Food Assistance Needs in Wake of Inflation

As prices continue to rise across the country, food assistance organizations in Monterey County have begun to see a spike in need for food assistance. “We’re seeing more clients than we did pre-pandemic,” said Food Bank for Monterey County CEO Melissa Kendrick.

(Aug. 4, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Crisis Counseling Program Holds Out Hope to Monterey County Residents

Feeling stressed? Interim’s Crisis Counseling Program offers short-term programs for individuals and families who have been affected by COVID-19. Services are funded by FEMA and SAMHSA, and affiliated with CalHope, an online peer-run support network.

(Nov. 8, 2021) → Read the full King City Rustler report

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Finding Piece of Mind

Are you struggling with your mental or emotional health? Help is available in Monterey County.


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Sun Street Centers opens sober living homes in King City

KING CITY — Sun Street Centers recently celebrated the opening of two Sober Living Environments (SLEs) located behind its substance abuse facility in King City. About 150 guests attended the April 23 open house, which featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours …


Image caption: The California mental health crisis is tied to both homelessness and rising crime.
California’s Mental Health Crisis: How We Got Here

How the California mental health crisis emerged out of the state’s history of deinstitutionalization and laws designed to protect the mentally ill, as well as the communities around them.


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Heal Together initiative offers free grief training in Salinas Valley

SALINAS VALLEY — Expanding programs within its Heal Together initiative, Coastal Kids Home Care has announced upcoming grief training sessions for mental health providers and community members. An already wide scope of programs now includes free upcoming training sessions from …


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Mental health services for children and youth are poised to expand in Monterey County.

Over the past two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, specialists at Monterey County Behavioral Health have noticed an increase in children and teens who are suffering from isolation and stress, says Director Katy Eckert. The transition back to the classroom…


Image caption: How much is too much? There’s no simple answer, but here are some questions to ponder.
Six Steps to Mindful Drinking

Thinking about making a change in your relationship to drugs and alcohol? Here are some things to consider.


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Central Coast VNA receives $50K grant for local support group

SALINAS VALLEY — Central Coast VNA and Hospice has received a $50,000 grant from Hospice Giving Foundation to help support its Grief and Loss Program in Gonzales for South Monterey County residents. Called New Beginnings, the free monthly support group …


Image caption: Drug cartels are using a method called P2P to produce meth that is “cheap, potent and relentless.”
Nightmare After Dreamland

Sam Quinones, whose last book dealt with the opioid epidemic, talks to the LA Times about his new work on the twin perils of fentanyl and meth.


Image caption: California will soon be getting a new hotline number as an alternative to 911 for mental health crises.
988, the New Mental Health Emergency Number, Explained

California will soon add a new emergency hotline service with the number 988. Here’s the story behind that new service, and the original 911 number.

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