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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.

By Laura Niedringhaus, Clinical Outreach Manager National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental health and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. Now in its...

To celebrate National Friendship Day, let’s remember how it was originated. Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark cards in 1930, wanted people to celebrate their friendships in the same fashion as holiday celebrations and designated August 2 as the day we observe our friends. Friendships enable...

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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