Category Archives : News

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 […]

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 […]

In Memory of Jim Preis

We are deeply saddened and grieved by the loss of our Executive Director Jim Preis. After several months of treatment for cancer, Jim passed away on October 12 with his family by his side. The tremendous outpouring of community support over the last few weeks has been comforting during this difficult time. Jim’s family told […]

October 2018 Newsletter | In Memory of Jim Preis

We are deeply saddened and grieved by the loss of our Executive Director Jim Preis. After several months of treatment for cancer, Jim passed away on October 12 with his family by his side. The tremendous outpouring of community support over the last few weeks has been comforting during this difficult time. Jim’s family told […]