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Faith Community’s Support Sought for Ventura Council’s Homeless Shelter?    You’re being played

Faith Community’s Support Sought for Ventura Council’s Homeless Shelter?    You’re being played

By Paul D. White   Ventura churches, don’t be fooled into supporting the City Council’s new homeless shelter plan. It is neither Christian nor compassionate, and will benefit neither the homeless nor our community. EVERY attempt by the City Council to elicit your approval of this project is total deceit on their part. The Council […]

Mental Health First Aid Classes at Ventura Police Department: June 28/29, July 19/20

Mental Health First Aid Classes at Ventura Police Department: June 28/29, July 19/20

Treasurer Chiang Funds Mental Health Programs

Treasurer Chiang Funds Mental Health Programs

State grants pay for more than 1,200 new beds Thirty-seven California counties have opened or will open more than 1,200 new beds to treat mentally ill patients as part of an ambitious program administered by State Treasurer John Chiang. The final grants were approved Thursday by the California Health Facilities Financing Authority, which is chaired […]

Adult Mental Health First Aid Course – Register Now

Adult Mental Health First Aid Course  – Register Now

Activists battle to stop CA schools’ release of student data while other organizations seek it

Activists battle to stop CA schools’ release of student data while other organizations seek it

By George Miller  We already knew that schools were routinely releasing confidential student data to other agencies and even to private entities. This been going on a long time. Now, the Common Core rules demand it even more, although there are legal opt-out opportunities. This case brought by the Morgan Hills Concerned Parents Association to obtain student […]

Veteran suicide estimate of 22 per day sparks debate, spurs lawmakers to action

Veteran suicide estimate of 22 per day sparks debate, spurs lawmakers to action

Its most oft-cited – and contested – figure in the grim field of veteran suicide research: 22. That’s what some researchers say is the average number of U.S. service veterans who take their lives every single day, and it’s a statistic that’s fueling efforts by the Obama administration and lawmakers on Capitol Hill to address […]

Board of Supervisors Off-Site Meeting: Health Care Agency

Board of Supervisors Off-Site Meeting: Health Care Agency

By Sheryl Hamlin Babies are our Business… This is the second report from the October 13, 2015 Ventura County Off-Site Special Meeting in Santa Paula. To read the first report, click here. Barry Fisher of Ventura’s Health Care Agency presented the agency he directs. He reported that Mrs. Hicks’ problem with Blue Cross as reported […]

Air Force Can’t Get Its Suicide Rate Under Control

Air Force Can’t Get Its Suicide Rate Under Control

Walk out of the Darkness – Suicide Prevention: September 19th

Walk out of the Darkness – Suicide Prevention: September 19th

       2015 Ventura County Walk        Saturday, September 19, 2015        Constitution Park, Camarillo        http://www.outofthedarkness.org , , To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and about suicide prevention download this Packet: 2015_Community Walk Sponsorship Packet_VC About AFSP The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and […]

The Oxnard Multicultural Mental Health Coalition: Moving Forward

The Oxnard Multicultural Mental Health Coalition: Moving Forward

By Armando Vazquez Sometimes the mental pain of some of our Oxnard Multicultural Mental Health Coalition (OMMH) members is so grotesque it’s hard to believe that beyond the traditional medical model there isn’y any another way to treat mental illness.  In fact, there are therapies that work in our community. We at OMMH have come […]

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