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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Youth Suicide In Schools, Mental Health Should Be Everyone’s Responsibility Background In the last decade, suicide has jumped from being the third to the second leading cause of death for youth between 10 and 24 year olds. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention reports that approximately...

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California’s Foster Youth Need You Now!

SPECIAL EDITION As the 2nd year in the two-year bill session comes to an end, many bills are still alive and headed to the governor’s desk. This includes several important bill related to children’s mental health. In last week’s blog highlighted an important bill (AB741) which, if...

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New Website!

Hi everyone! We are very excited to announce our brand new website! After months of imagination, design, and hard work, our team has finally finished the re-design of our website. Check it out and get ready for next year's conference here: https://cmhacy.org From all of us at CMHACY,...

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John Boyd: Leadership Thoughts to Share

Our 36th annual conference included an increasing number of attendees associated with commercial insurance and hospital systems. One such attendee was John Boyd, System Executive Mental Health. CEO, Sutter Solano Medical Center & Sutter Center for Psychiatry. When discussing what he took away from the...

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2016 CMHACY Conference Highlights

Since 1980 CMHACY has hosted an annual meeting at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California.  Unique in the country and attended by as many as 600 stakeholders – parents, youth, providers, legal advocates, school representatives, County agency leaders, state department officials, and legislative staff...

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Children’s Mental Health Crisis Services

The topic of mental health crisis services specific to children and families has received increased attention throughout the state. In January 2015, a consortium of mental health advocacy organizations issued a white paper titled “Kids in Crisis: California’s Failure to Provide Appropriate Services for Youth Experiencing...

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