Resilience and Overcoming Hoarding

As the saying goes, “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” neither can one’s challenges with hoarding and cluttering be overcome quickly. First, it takes acknowledging that there’s a problem, and then looking for help.

This process itself isn’t simple or easy

Stigma and its Impact

Language matters. That is a very strong sentence, but what does it mean to you?

There is an old expression “Sticks and Stones may break my bones but Words will never hurt me.” That is an interesting concept, but many of

How will you improve your life in 2018?

It is that time of the year. Thankfully, tax time is not upon us, yet. However, now is the time to make your New Year’s resolutions.

What kind or resolutions do you usually make? Are they about weight loss, getting more

Beyond My Boxes: A Personal Perspective

2014 was the first year I attended the ICHC Conference. I was invited to present a breakout session about my own journey called ‘What Does Recovery Look Like”. What recovery felt like to me was a state of anxiety as

#JoinUs: 18th Conference on Hoarding & Cluttering


#JoinUs for our 18th Annual Conference on Hoarding and Cluttering

Thinking Outside the Boxes: Innovation in Action


The theme for our 18th Conference on Hoarding and

Why We Do This Work

By Scott Justus The best part of my job at the Mental Health Association of San Francisco is to witness some amazing people realize, and start to fulfill their purpose in life. You know that moment when the light bulb in

Talking About Trauma – by Gillian Howell

Hello Peer Educators,

I’ve been asked by new Peer Educators in their initial trainings, “What’s okay to say? What can I share about the trauma part of my story?” Many of us have experienced some form of trauma in

Last Day of Freedom

We’re pleased to announce that MHASF’s community partner KQED has been nominated for an Academy Award! Last year, KQED’s Truly CA aired Last Day of Freedom, a short documentary about Manny Babbitt, a Vietnam veteran who lived with post-traumatic

Here One Day – A Film by Kathy Leichter

In 1995, Nina Williams Leichter, the brilliant wife of a New York state senator, committed suicide by jumping from the 11th floor of her apartment building. Though she had struggled with manic depression, Williams had always been an energetic figure

Thank you to our Do Send A Card supporters!

A brief update on our Do Send A Card project

We're happy to report that Do Send A Card has began a success. So far, we've had over a dozen contributions from across the country in the first month our project

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