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

Barack Obama on Mental Health Awareness

Today, tens of millions of Americans are living with the burden of a mental health problem. They shoulder conditions like depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress and bipolar disorder -- debilitating illnesses that can strain every part of a person's life.

National Proposal for Mental Health

Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg has introduced a state and national proposal to enhance mental health services across the country, urging the Obama administration to adopt California’s Mental Health Services Act as a model for the nation and proposing

NY TIMES – New Help for Hoarders

There were times, Sandra Stark remembers, when she couldn’t use her kitchen or sit on her sofa. Her collections — figurines, vases, paperweights — had overtaken every closet, drawer and surface. Stacks of clothing and old magazines added to the
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