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December 2019 | Happy New Year

On behalf of everyone at Mental Health Advocacy Services, we wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year 2020! We are truly grateful to you for making our work possible not just during 2018, but for the last 40 years. If you have not done so yet, there’s still time to […]

December 2019 | Make Your End-of-Year Gift Today

Dear MHAS Supporter, It’s hard to believe that 2019 is already coming to an end. Here at MHAS, we are reflecting on this year’s successes, which are often reported by all kinds of numbers and figures. Yet for many clients like Joshua — who has severe physical and mental health disabilities — success cannot be fully captured by these […]

November 2019 Newsletter

In the U.S., 1 in 5 children have a learning or attention issue, such as dyslexia or ADHD, that impact their learning1. Many times, these students also have social and behavioral challenges related to their learning disability that can lead to social isolation, disproportionate disciplinary rates, and an increased likelihood of dropping out of school. However, when […]

October 2019 Newsletter | Annual Celebration Recap

This past Sunday, October 20, MHAS’ staff, Board of Directors, and over 150 supporters gathered at The New Center for Psychoanalysis for our 2019 Annual Celebration. Our attendees had the opportunity to learn how MHAS works every day to protect and advance the rights of people with mental health disabilities in L.A. County. This year, […]

2019 ANNUAL CELEBRATION RECAP

This past Sunday, October 20, MHAS’ staff, Board of Directors, and over 150 supporters gathered at The New Center for Psychoanalysis for our 2019 Annual Celebration. Thank you everyone who joined us and helped make the event a huge success! If you weren’t able to attend, you can still make a donation here. HONOREES This […]

October 2019 | Remembering Jim Preis One Year Later

Dear MHAS supporter, It’s hard to believe that today marks one year since Jim’s passing. Today, we can unequivocally say that Jim left this world a better place than he found it. For 40 years, Jim fought to change and develop systems to better serve people with mental health disabilities and to allow them to live […]

October 2019 Newsletter | Fall Newsletter

In California, nearly 1 in 6 adults has a mental health need, and approximately 1 in 20 suffers from a serious mental health need that makes it difficult to carry out major life activities. For many low-income clients with mental health disabilities, access to free legal assistance is key to obtaining the services and support […]

August 2019 Newsletter | Annual Celebration Honorees Announcement

Please join Mental Health Advocacy Services at this year’s Annual Celebration! This is the organization’s largest event bringing together attorneys, mental health professionals, advocates, and supporters to honor those fighting to protect and advance the legal rights of people with mental health disabilities. Read more.

MHAS Attorney Named Top CA Lawyer

Congratulations to Mental Health Advocacy Services attorney Nishanthi Kurukulasuriya for being named one of the 2019 Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal!  The profile discusses her tremendous work advocating on behalf of low income adults and children with regards to their government benefits, special education needs, and housing rights. Click here […]