NAMI SFV Discussion with Kevin Hines

The story of Kevin Hines is one that shows the importance of community, suicide prevention, and hope. After a difficult childhood and a rough time in his life, Kevin attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 2000. Continue reading

How COVID is Straining Mental Health in the San Fernando Valley and What to Do

The COVID-19 pandemic has put strain on households, communities, and the whole world. This has caused an increase in mental health disorders such as stress, anxiety, and even depression. Continue reading

Identifying and Treating Teen Depression

Teenage years are an especially difficult juncture of personal growth, and external stresses can make things even more challenging for teens and young adults Continue reading

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On Saugus: Voices From the Community Part 3

In the wake of a mass shooting, many people reach the same conclusion: The perpetrator must have been mentally ill. While the idea that mental illness causes gun violence pervades news reports and everyday conversations, it has no basis in reality. Continue reading

On Saugus: Voices from the Community Part 1

What comes to mind when you think of sweet sixteen? Pool parties, backyard barbecues, bowling, movies, sleepovers, these are some of the common ways to celebrate. A coming of age party, a step closer to adulthood, a rite of passage, and now, for some, a tragedy all too familiar. Continue reading

On Saugus: Voices from the Community Part 2

Our hearts are with those affected by the tragedy at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California. While we mourn as a nation at another senseless mass shooting, it is important to remember and be considerate of how we discuss these tragedies. Continue reading

Through the Smog of Schizoaffective Disorder

Often described as a menacing marriage of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder strikes many people as a particularly grim diagnosis. By Amy Matton Continue reading

Lady Gaga Shines Light on Mental Health

Musician-actress Lady Gaga has been in the public eye for over a decade and has used her visibility to bring awareness to something that is often invisible: mental illness. By Bridget Burnham Continue reading

On Managing Mental Health

How do artists, writers and musicians manage mental health? By Giovanni Navarro Continue reading

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