The World Health Organization defines mental health as: A state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can ...
Mental illness, like physical illnesses, is on a continuum of severity ranging from mild to moderate to severe. A mental illness is a disease of the brain that causes mild to ...
What is being done in other communities? San Francisco Wellness Initiative The San Francisco Wellness Initiative is a partnership between San Francisco Unified School District, the Department of Children, Youth and ...
HARM REDUCTION Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. The defining features are the focus on the prevention of harm, ...

Stages of Change

20 May, 2016
1 PRECONTEMPLATION STAGE “IT ISN’T THAT WE CAN’T SEE THE SOLUTION. IT IS THAT WE CAN’T SEE THE PROBLEM” Precontemplators usually show up in therapy because of pressures from others… spouses, ...
Starting in June, 2016, the new California state law that raises the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 from 18. And in August, 2016, the new ruling will prohibit sales ...
Take it from a doctor with years of experience in the emergency room. Dr. Joseph Freeman shares why you should talk to your children about binge drinking before it begins. Especially ...