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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention aims to understand and prevent suicide through research, education, and outreach.

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We Must Take Better Care of Our Home-Based Child Care Providers

04/09/2024

These professionals provide essential services, but their pay and working conditions do not reflect their value, and their health suffers.

Online Training To Identify Mental Health Issues In Youth

02/29/2024

The Living Room and the African American Suicide Prevention Project are presenting “Youth Mental Health First Aid,” Saturday, March 9, and Saturday, March 23. The virtual training instructs participants how to understand and identify signs of addiction and mental illness in youth.

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Image caption: The California mental health crisis is tied to both homelessness and rising crime.
UPDATE: 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.

Image caption: Joy Perrin, a mother of two children, testifies at the Budget Subcommittee on Human Services hearing at the state Capitol in Sacramento March 20, 2024. With the help of CalWORKS, Perrin was able to secure housing for her and her family.
California May Gut Two CalWORKS Programs Helping Thousands of Families

The state is considering zeroing out funds for CalWORKS family stabilization and job subsidy programs to help balance the budget.

Image caption: Danielle Dace and Matthew Romsa of CASA Sacramento
A Court Appointed Special Advocate Can Change a Child’s Life

A conversation with two committed professionals who help CASA Sacramento match trained volunteers with children in the foster care system.

Image caption: With spaces to relax and socialize, YoloCares facilities support patients along their care journey—not just the end of life.
The Better End

For more than four decades, YoloCares has helped families navigate life’s final stages.

Image caption: Inadvertently, the beloved Muppet Elmo called attention to the mental health dangers of being too heavily online.
Lawmakers Now Calling for Regulation of Social Media

Lawmakers in California and other states are now making attempts to prevent the reported harms to children caused by social media platforms. The U.S. Senate got into the act as well, at a dramatic Jan. 31 hearing.

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In California’s housing crisis, a senior fights to keep his place in the world

Facing eviction after 30 years, Mike Balog says moving out would mean losing his community, part of his identity and having nowhere else to go....

Image caption: Only one city in California guarantees tenants access to a lawyer when they face eviction.
For Tenants Facing Eviction, Lawyer Makes All the Difference

San Francisco provides all tenants facing eviction access to an attorney. Across the Bay, in Contra Costa County, it’s a different story. Two tenants’ stories show the difference a lawyer can make.

Image caption: An EPIC listening session in Humboldt County. The organization plans to conduct similar events in all 58 California counties.
An EPIC Mission: End Poverty in California

End Poverty in California, a nonprofit founded by former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, has been on a listening tour of the Golden State since early 2022.

Image caption: Tens of thousands of Californians depended on state help to pay rent through the pandemic. Now the state is letting them down.
COVID Rent Relief Delays: 70,000 Households at Risk of Eviction

More than 70,000 households who needed and applied for state aid to pay their rent during the COVID-19 pandemic by the March 2022 deadline still have their applications listed as "pending." Now they could be evicted from their homes.

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Sacramento County’s opioid deaths by the numbers

By Will Duvall and Kimberly Gomez Santos The number of deaths due to opioid related overdoses has steadily increased in Sacramento County, with 215 fatalities...

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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
Here's the story behind that new service, and the original 911 number.
Find mental clarity with the help of these government agencies and nonprofit groups.
Finding Peace of Mind
Find help from these websites, telephone hotlines and organizations
The California mental health crisis is tied to both homelessness and rising crime.
UPDATE: California’s Mental Health Crisis: How We Got Here
The making of Gov. Newsom's plan to help get mentally ill Californians into treatment.
Kerry Wood, CEO of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, says the organization researches areas of need to help donors direct their contributions.
What Is a Community Foundation?
By channeling funds to a number of nonprofits working on various issues in a given region, community foundations help solve big problems throughout California.
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