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Transformative change, lasting impact

Working hand-in-hand with partners and communities across the state, California is building a system that helps kids and families find the support they need, when, where, and in the way they need it most.

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From vision to action

California’s reimagined behavioral health system is taking shape. Check out the stories.

Creating ‘Safe Spaces’ in Tehama

Amidst the natural beauty we have here in Tehama County, there is a grimmer reality that often gets overlooked. As an active community member doing my part to support children and families – including growing my own in Tehama County – I’ve seen firsthand the unique struggles that impact my home.

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Meet Deziana, One of California’s First Certified Wellness Coaches

California is celebrating an exciting new chapter with the certification of the first 15 Certified Wellness Coaches. Learn more about Deziana Torres, one of the first to receive her certification, and discover what led her to become a Certified Wellness Coach.

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KABC: Free mental health apps provide 24/7 help for teens and young children across California

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and young people are in a mental health crisis. Two apps now available across California provide 24/7 access to care for free, hoping to keep daily stress from becoming much more.

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A Look Into Two Counties Implementing Youth Suicide Crisis Response Pilot Programs

The California Department of Public Health is piloting a new approach toward youth suicide and suicide attempts by designating them as reportable health events, activating local-level crisis response and resource connections.

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California Continues to Invest in Strengthening Critical Mental Health Systems for Youth Statewide

Kedren Health has served as a lifeline for generations of South Los Angeles families. The organization provides critical primary care and behavioral health services to thousands of South L.A. children, youth, adults, and families.

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ABC10 San Diego: Counselor at Father Joe's Villages Awarded Behavioral Health Scholarship

In her office at Father Joe’s Village Health Center, Kimberly Knopik has come a long way from where she used to be. After once experiencing homelessness, being incarcerated, and addiction, Knopik is helping others at Father Joe’s as a substance use disorder counselor.

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Impact in Communities

Building a system that helps kids and families

Nearly 700 California organizations have been awarded approximately $1.5 billion to conduct more than 1,100 activities that advance behavioral health supports and services across the state.

Organizations representing the community, education, and health sectors are coming together to build a more coordinated, youth-centered, prevention-oriented, and accessible behavioral health system.