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Giving Tuesday 2016 – Mental Health America

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Thank you for your support of #GivingTuesday2016 Mental Health America of San Diego   1. Support Giving Tuesday 2016 – Mental Health America  DONATE HERE TODAY Tis the season of giving and every little bit helps.  Don’t wait until November 29th.  Help MHASD Giving Tuesday 2016 today to help support Mental Health in San Diego–https://www.razoo.com/us/story/Givingtuesdaymhasd…

Living Better in San Diego

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Recently Mental Health America of San Diego County Program Manager LaTanya Runnells and Board Chair Cecil Steppe stopped by KSON-FM to discuss Living Better in San Diego – See more at: http://www.kson.com/living-better/2016/02/29/mental-health-america-of-san-diego-county#sthash.6L1Y4K8Y.dpuf

Broken Mind Breaks Bike (Part 1)

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Broken Mind Breaks Bike

Broken Mind Breaks Bike (Part 1) By Wendy McNeill & Jerry Guern(Guest Writer)   My 2007 silver Honda Accord “Fancy” and I were entering the parking lot of the dentist’s office when I heard a thud on her rear right side.  My head whipped around to see a human—a real human—glancing off the back window.…

A Mother’s Reckoning: A Tragic Story That Builds the Case for Early Intervention

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A Mother’s Reckoning: A Tragic Story That Builds the Case for Early Intervention Originally posted on MentalHealthAmerica.net February 16, 2016 By: Paul Gionfiddo, president and CEO, Mental Health America We don’t usually use this blog to review books. A Mother’s Reckoning was for me — as it will be for many people — a difficult…

Mental Health Screening Tools

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Mental Health Screening Tool

Taking a screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible. But not all of us think about our mental health enough. If you’ve had trouble…

In Memory of Kurt Cunningham

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MHA of San Diego says goodbye to a dear sweet soul, coworker, and friend. Joint Statement by Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO, Mental Health America and Daphyne Watson, Executive Director, Mental Health America of San Diego “It is with heavy hearts that Mental Health America (MHA) and MHA of San Diego (MHASD) mourn the death…

Pomegranate Tree

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By: Isha Mullis You do not belong to me, Beloved wild pomegranate tree, Your strength a place to build my nest, Offered a place to safely rest. I’ve dined upon your curious fruit Marveled at your twisted root. Your leaves whisper you won’t go away, A victor borne in hostile clay, Gnarled by neglect and wicked…

Addressing Mental Health Before Stage 4

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Addressing Mental Health Before Stage 4 When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start before Stage 4—we begin with prevention. When people are in the first stage of those diseases, and are beginning to show signs of symptoms like a persistent cough, high blood pressure,…

May Mental Health Toolkit

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May Mental Health Toolkit Mental Health America, its affiliates, and other advocates from around the country have celebrated Mental Health Month every May since 1949. During this month, we reach millions of people with messages and materials of health and hope. At Mental Health America, we’re proud of being the organization that started this tradition.…