Dear MHAS Supporter,

I really truly hope this email finds you and your family well. I write this looking out from my home office at a smoke-filled orange sky with my six-year-old Zooming into his first grade classroom next to me. The challenges we are facing individually and collectively right now are significant. And so I continue to, first and foremost, gently remind you to please take care of yourself and your mental health right now, whatever that means for you!

In our below newsletter, you will meet our three newest staff members – Deepika, Kate, and Marissa. To say that the addition of these three women has strengthened the MHAS team would be a vast under-statement. They have renewed us with their passionate dedication and they have raised the level of service we are able to provide to our clients. I am extremely grateful that each of them decided to join the MHAS team and can’t wait for you all to meet them soon!

I’d also like to remind you about our upcoming 2020 Virtual Annual Celebration. This is our largest event of the year bringing together attorneys, mental health professionals, advocates, consumers, and supporters to celebrate mental health advocacy. This year, we will also be joined by Patrick Kennedy, Mayor Eric Garcetti, writers Emily V. Gordon and Esmé Weijun Wang, and more – you won’t want to miss this mental health star-studded event!

Continue reading to learn more about how we are helping to get folks into permanent housing, who our new team members are, and how you can register for our upcoming event. Thank you for your continued support.


Jenny Farrell
Executive Director

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