Author: Casa Pacifica

By: James Freeman, Casa Pacifica Director of Training It’s mid-summer and even kids in extended school year are wrapping up their online classes. It’s been a different summer than any of us had planned or expected. Not since the world wars or the flu pandemic in...

July is a powerful month as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month raises the awareness of the mental health of minorities. Multicultural communities often face unique issues when getting care for mental health. Despite advances in research and health impartiality, disparities in mental health care...

By Laura Niedringhaus, Casa Pacifica Clinical Outreach Manager & James Freeman, MA, CYC-P, Casa Pacifica Director of Training Mental health is such a vital component of overall wellness but is often overlooked as a negligible determinant of our health. More than 42 million Americans experience a mental...

By Elizabeth Burke, LCSW Camino a Casa Clinical Program Manager While mental health challenges can occur at any age and in any population, LGBTQ+ youth are at greater risk of suffering from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and even suicidality. A 2018 study published in Pediatrics, “Sexual Orientation...

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