On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, there will be a presentation and panel discussion on suicide prevention and awareness among older adults. The forum will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at the Person Senior Wing of the Finley Center (2060 College Avenue, Santa Rosa).Read More
Public Hearing: Review of MHSA Draft Expenditure Plan for 2019-2020 & Annual Program Report for 2017-2018 Wed., August 21, 2019, 5:00-7:00 pm
Finley Center, Person Senior Wing 2060 West College Avenue Santa Rosa CA 95401
Like any other relationship, that between a patient and a therapist is rarely if ever perfect; it can sometimes take a little while for someone to decide if a given therapist is a good fit for them. But how does someone make that decision? And how can they work with the therapist to build a strong and healthy bond based on openness and collaboration?
Like getting a new pair of shoes, finding the “right” therapist for you can be challenging — one size does not fit all. It can in some cases take extensive trial and error to meet the person who will be best equipped to help you overcome your mental health challenges. What’s important is to persevere and keep searching for that person until you find them.
Studies show that at least one in ten children in the United States will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. While some new laws are giving survivors a broader path to justice, it’s important to focus on abuse prevention. A recent article in the New York Times described steps parents and caregivers can take to protect children and teach them to recognize sexual abuse.
Research Opportunity: Online Survey for People with Mental Health Conditions and Their Family Members and Friends
With a goal of learning more about how people with mental health conditions seek help and the ways that their family and friends may influence and support them, researchers are hoping to understand what makes help-seeking easier or more difficult. The hope to develop better resources for help-seekers in the future.Read More