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Mental Health Includes All of Us

Dear Friends, This year’s Mental Health Awareness Month conversation includes all of us. We all know of someone, or even ourselves, experiencing fears and anxieties as we strive to keep our families safe, help our children transition to online learning, and rise to meet the demands of our new “normal.” For people with pre-existing mental health conditions, the […]

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MHAS’ Emergency Response Fund

Dear Friends, For the last 43 years, Mental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS) has existed because we believe that people with mental health disabilities deserve dignity, respect, and quality of life. We have fought discrimination and protected the rights of these individuals in order to maximize their autonomy, promote equality, and secure the resources they need to thrive […]

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RECOMMENDATIONS TO CALIFORNIA PAROLE PROBATION

In coalition with Root & Rebound and 60+ organizations, MHAS urgently calls upon California’s leadership and parole and probation agencies to modify supervision conditions, polices, and practices to align with public health recommendations at this time and protect the lives of the 400,000 people currently on parole/probation in California during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read our […]

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MHAS Letter to Gov. Newsom: Act Now to Stop Deadly Discrimination

VIEW PDF HERE March 27, 2020 The Honorable Governor Newson Governor of California California State Capitol 1303 10th Street, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 Dear Governor Newsom: Californians with disabilities and our advocates are horrified by reports from Italy and now Washington State about rationing access to Coronavirus (COVID-19) care via medical treatment triage criteria […]

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Coronavirus, Mental Health, Beautiful News, and Singing!

Dear Friends, I hope you and your families are all hanging in there and remembering to take care of your mental health. I wanted to briefly update you on how Mental Health Advocacy Services is responding to the coronavirus crisis and ask for your help. First, we had to make the difficult decision to close […]

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