here are many unsung heroes among us — dedicated to bettering the mental health of their fellow Californians. Each May during Mental Health Awareness Month we announce our Mental Health Champions and share their stories, with the hopes of honoring them and inspiring others whose selfless work inspires us all.
If you are the parent or guardian of school-aged children, then you likely are aware of the toll the pandemic has taken on their mental health. Our children and youth are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and loneliness during this challenging time. It’s critical that schools have mental health services so that every child thrives. California’s policy-makers need to understand how essential it is to set this generation on a path to mental wellness. We now have additional information to help guide the way.