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September is Suicide Prevention Month   After the last two years of pandemic living, economic uncertainty and tragic national events like mass shootings, stress and uncertainty have taken their toll on many people’s well-being. Sobering statistics state that suicides increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. Suicide is also...

Spread Kindness As children and youth return to in-person learning for the 2022 school year they can be exposed to triggers for mental health challenges, such as disrespect and bullying. National Civility Month is a reminder to treat others as one would wish to be treated....

Seasonal Depressive Disorder (SAD) is typically known as the winter blues, but summertime brings its own mental health challenges for children and youth. Longer days, changes in schedules and hotter temperatures can affect a young person’s mental health during the summer months. Reasons include: Schedules: Summer...

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...

With 2022 just around the corner we reflect on a year full of changes and challenges for all of us all at Camino a Casa but at the same time celebrate the many accomplishments of this past year. Many of us, including our children and...

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