Lia Freitas is a professional baker in Oakland who uses baking as a form of therapy.
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Tagged art therapy, baking, mental health, obsessive-compulsive disorder, The Kitchener
Mental health and relaxation professionals across Oakland say they are seeing heightened levels of election-related stress and anxiety among the city’s residents.
Bakers come together to raise money and awareness for mental health issues at the Depressed Cake Shop pop-up event at Creative Growth Art Center in Uptown Oakland on Saturday afternoon.
East Bay suicide prevention and social services programs are offering a new course that teaches the public how to recognize and respond to mental illness.
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Tagged behavioral health, Catholic Charities, Crisis Support Services, depression, first aid, mental health, MHFA, suicide
Photographer Ray Bussolari harnesses the symbolic power of tattoos to represent the experiences of foster youth.
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Tagged abuse, Assembly Bill 260, butterfly, California Youth Connection, chemical dependency, emancipated youth, forging identity, foster youth, Foster Youth Museum, Frank H Ogawa Plaza, goddess, Grace Cathedral, group homes, Haydée Cuza, healing, homelessness, Jamie Lee Evans, Kate Teague, lack of permanency, Lost Childhoods, mental health, Oakland, pregnancy, Pro Arts, Ray Bussolari, Senate Bill 1099, sexual and commercial exploitation, sibling relationships, sibling visitation, tattoos, Tribute: Stories of Foster Youth Tattoos
Kaiser mental health staff members of the National Union of Health Workers reach agreements with the HMO and call off strike planned for Monday.
1,400 mental health clinicians employed by Kaiser, represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers, call an open-ended strike against the HMO, to begin Monday November 16, after staffing, scheduling and wage demands not met.
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, advocates and clinicians establish new connections to combat the crime.
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Tagged A Safe Place, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, carolyn russell, domestic abuse, domestic violence awareness month, Family Violence Law Center, frances raeside, Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, karyn tribble, kathleen cha, la cheim, mental health, National Conference on Domestic Violence, Safe Passages, Shalom Bayit, trauma
An unconventional anti-jail protest argued the mentally ill need "Care not Cages," and provided roadside alternative health services.
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Tagged acupuncture, batman, cages, jail, meditation, mental health, naloxone, needle exchange, penguin, prison abolition, prison industrial complex, santa rita jail, tarot cards, therapy
Before sunrise on October 17, survivors of suicide and those who have lost loved ones to suicide will gather on the shores of Oakland’s Lake Merritt for the 7th Annual Out of the Darkness Community...
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Tagged david shaffer, kimberleyrenee gamboa, mental health, oakland walk, out of the darkness, suicide, suicide awareness, suicide prevention, teresa ferguson
State representatives report back from Sacramento on their 2015 achievements. The key topics of conversation were education, healthcare and the state budget.
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“Are you enjoying your sex life?” That’s a question sex therapist Isadora Alman would like primary healthcare providers to ask their patients, along with other basic questions often asked of people coming in for a...
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Tagged Education, healthcare, Isadora Alman, Jennifer Gunter, kaiser permanente, mental health, Mike DeRosa, Pelvic Pain Clinic, Physician Assistant Program, Samuel Merritt University, Sex, sex life, therapy
Vitamin D and Omega-3 fatty acids improve cognitive function and behavior in people with certain mental disorders, studies have shown. But scientists haven’t been sure how. Now, researchers at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI)...
CERI is a non-profit organization that provides mental health and social services to refugee and immigrant families, mostly Cambodians. All of the girls in its support group have parents who are Cambodian refugees, and they...
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Tagged Barbara Loza-Muriera, Cambodian community, CERI, commerical sexual exploitation of children, CSEC, mental health, Mona Afary, prostitution, Sgt. Holly Joshi