Orange County is partnering with a local non-profit organization to break the cycle of childhood trauma. On May 25th, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved nearly $9.3 million for The Priority Center, formerly known as the Child Abuse Prevention Center, to break the generational cycle of childhood trauma through
Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D – Santa Ana) announced that his Senate Bill 106, which creates a 3-year pilot program for “whatever it takes” care using Mental Health Service Funds, met the approval of a key Senate Committee last week. The measure, sponsored by Orange County, was approved by the
Rep. Lou Correa Leads House & Senate In Introducing Legislation To Address Suicide In Young Adults Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA-46) reintroduced bipartisan legislation with Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT-2) and Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and John Kennedy (R-LA). The bill, The Improving Mental Health Access for Students
A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers have reconvened the California Legislative Working Group on Substance Abuse Treatment. This group was started in 2019 with the goal of delivering legislative and policy reforms to establish stronger patient protections and increase access to safe, quality care for those seeking substance abuse treatment. Assemblywoman
Beginning in April, Orange County Music and Dance, (OCMD) will launch Operation Gig, a new program designed to help veterans cope with the unprecedented stress and devastating consequences resulting from the current COVID-19 health crisis. During this challenging time, veterans and their families are experiencing a disproportionate level of stress
The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) today issued guidance to ensure health plans comply with amendments made to California’s mental health parity law enacted under Senate Bill (SB) 855, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom last year. “The DMHC is committed
This is a readvertisement of a solicitation released in September 2020. The Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) is seeking five (5) dynamic and solution-oriented professional to serve on the Financial Solvency Standards Board (FSSB). The FSSB is a statutorily created entity that meets quarterly to advise the DMHC Director
In a time when college students might feel particularly isolated from the world due to the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cypress College and sister campus North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) are offering students a bit of reprieve in the form of social and mental health support. The ARISE (Academics,
Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) issued the following statement after the governor signed mental health bills SB 803, SB 855, AB 2112, and AB 2265 into law: “Mental health is public health. I’m proud to have supported these measures and applaud my colleagues and the governor for taking action.
The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) announced a new advertising and community outreach campaign encouraging Orange County residents impacted by COVID-19 to care for their mental health by reaching out and seeking support. Specifically, the campaign directs residents to free County of Orange resources available to the community including those
New resources for the community have been added to the City of Garden Grove’s coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage including local emergency relief resources for seniors and mental health services. The H. Louis Lake Senior Center is offering a Senior Wellness Program for seniors to socialize with City staff, promote mental well-being,
Food Resources for Families Tustin Drive Through Food Drive Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: Families Together of Orange County Community Health Center, 621 West First St., Tustin CA, 92780 Saddleback Church: Peace Community Resource Center Food Pantry Fresh and nonperishable grocery items, packages contain 5 days
As the spread and far-reaching impacts of Covid-19 dominate the world news, we have all witnessed and experienced the parallel spread of worry, anxiety, and uncertainty. The way to overcome this natural tendency is to build our mental resilience, the ability to refocus, clear our minds, and discard negative thoughts.