As we continue with #WellnessWeek, MHASF would like to enhance your knowledge of the importance of sleep.

One of the most important roles that plays in your physical health is sleep. Getting at least 6-8 hours of sleep every night can


On this week's #WellnessWeek, learn about how you can bring wellness into your home with the art of burning sage and/or incense. 

Burning sage and/or incense is an ancient art of cleansing a person, group of people, or space. If you're

My Conference Story

By Varian Pierce

In my 5+ years as a member of MHASF’s Peer Response Team (PRT), working with people with hoarding and collecting behaviors, I've had so many amazing experiences that I couldn't possibly count them all. There are some, however,

Change is Scary

By David Bain

Change is scary. We have a natural inclination to resist it. Individuals are inclined to stick with the known and familiar because it feels comfortable and safe when we know it is not.


Resilience and Overcoming Hoarding

By Peter Murphy

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

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
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