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For help with depression and other disorders and behavioral challenges, be sure to read our blog and learn about everything from common mental health disorders in adolescents to triggers like the holidays that impact your child’s mental health. Our highly trained clinical staff strive to bring you relevant and cutting edge information in easy-to-read blog posts.

Happy Pride Month   With Pride Month well underway, we at Camino a Casa by Casa Pacifica celebrate and encourage our youth to accept and celebrate their identities. But Pride month doesn’t just end with June—Camino a Casa works year-round with our youth from Santa Barbara and...

Pride Month is a time to acknowledge the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community, honor the activists who fought for the rights and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community, and those the community has lost to violence and mental illness. Camino a Casa works closely with youth and...

April is Alcoholism Awareness Month in the United States. It was established by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence to educate the general public about the dangers associated with alcohol and establish criteria for when to seek help from substance abuse. Education about safer...

By Melissa Andrews, Recreation Therapy Specialist & Family Facilitator [caption id="attachment_3688" align="alignleft" width="225"] Melissa Andrews, Recreation Therapy Specialist & Family Facilitator[/caption] One of the most difficult times in the life of a family can be making the decision whether or not to admit their child into a...

Mark was recently discharged from Camino a Casa after a 42-day stay. At 15 years old, he was exhibiting some concerning behaviors – threats and attempts of suicide, impulsive behaviors, substance use, and verbal aggression towards his parents. The feelings and behaviors Mark was experiencing are...

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