The S Word

Update on “The S Word” The documentary film “The S Word,” featuring stories of courage and insight shared by survivors of suicide attempts, will be screened at Clover Theater in Cloverdale on March 19 at 7 p.m. It will be hosted by the Alexander Valley Film Society and sponsored by the Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma […]

Mental Health Parity

People in need of mental health and substance use care still do not have equal access to treatment and services. This brief NAMI video and downloadable report explains the inequities between physical and mental health services.

Prevention Solutions

A collaborative effort to prevent suicide attempts on Caltrain tracks offers hope and saves lives. KQED reports that four out of five distraught individuals contemplating suicide are saved prior to their attempt to end their lives.

Increasing Local Access

For many suffering from mental health issues, obstacles such as perceived stigma, a lack of health insurance, and transportation can be major barriers to seeking appropriate treatment. To address this issue in Sonoma Valley, the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center (SVCHC) developed a one-stop shop for residents to receive comprehensive care in a place where they […]

Sonoma County Overhauls Mental Health Services

Sonoma County plans to expand and improve emergency mental health services. The Press Democrat article highlights how the county hopes the new plan will stabilize the counties most needy patients experiencing a mental health crisis.

Mental Health Awareness Month

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one out of five Americans experience a mental health condition. Serious mental illness costs America $193.2 billion in lost earning annually. Nearly 26% of homeless adults staying in shelters live with a serious mental illness and 24% of incarcerated adults have a “recent history of a mental […]