Back-to-School: 5 Ways to Get Students Prepared for a Mentally Strong School Year

It’s important for parents and adults to recognize when their student might be suffering from these new emotions and help support them through their new transition.

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: Bebe Moore Campbell’s Legacy and Beyond

In July, we observe National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Honoring Pride Month: Q&A with Speaker Nefertiti Khemet on Overcoming the Stigmas Surrounding Mental Health in LGBTQ+ Communities

Pride Month is an opportunity to commemorate the history, contributions, and accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community.

A Conversation with Speaker Lina Lee on Mental Health Awareness and AAPI Heritage Month

The goal of Mental Health Awareness Month is to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and stop the stigma associated with mental illness.

Five Ways to Talk About Mental Health, According to Dr. Quist

This month we are observing Mental Health Awareness Month and continuing to create a safe space for individuals to talk about their mental health struggles and triumphs. Ryan Quist, Ph.D., is the Behavioral Health Services Director in Sacramento County. He is especially interested in mental health and substance abuse services for individuals who are involved […]

Stress Awareness Month: Q&A With Dr. Tasnim Khan on How to Handle Stress and Anxiety

This April, we are recognizing National Stress Awareness Month to bring attention to how excessive amounts of stress can negatively affect you.

Mental Wellness Strengthened Through Community Resilience

We can all cultivate a more knowable spirit in ourselves by checking on each other in any way we can.

Creating a Safe Space for LGBTQ+ Communities and Our Mental Health

There are countless stressors that members of LGBTQ+ communities face – whether from discrimination based on sexuality, gender identity or gender expression, alienation from family, anxiety surrounding the Respect for Marriage Act, as well as many other ongoing civil rights political battles. Moreover, many LGBTQ+ individuals face additional discrimination based on race, color, and ethnicity.

Mental Illness Awareness Week: Building understanding and conversation in our community

Ryan Quist, Ph.D., Sacramento County Behavioral Health Services Director As a community, we’ve faced a number of challenges and hardships over the past two years that have had very real impacts on each of our own mental wellbeing. From concerns over personal health and safety to dealing with the very real impacts of isolation as […]

Educating Students and Youth About Mental Health is a Necessity

Adolescence is filled with huge changes in quick succession – whether that’s physical growth, getting your first job, keeping up with school, graduating, or moving out of your family home.