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Meeting of the Minds Conference & Resource Fair

Just announced! Meeting of the Minds will return Wednesday, October 11th at Marina Village Conference Center! Click on More Info to learn about hosting a workshop and to download the Workshop Application (Call for Papers)!

May is Mental Health Month

Many factors come into play when it comes to mental health. Take some time to Look Around and make note of your surroundings, and Look Within to se how they might be affecting you.

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Who We Are

Inspired by the courage of our national organization, Mental Health America of San Diego County (MHASD) was founded in 1942 as the first mental health advocacy organization in San Diego County. MHASD brings together clients, families, professionals, providers, community leaders, and the public to collaborate, cooperate, and ensure available affordable care to all citizens. Over the years, MHASD has offered numerous programs and services focused on the following four areas: Advocacy, Education, Services, and Research.

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The Mental Health First Aid Training Program is an 8-hour certification course designed to give participants the tools to respond to psychiatric emergencies until professional help arrives and to improve people's mental health literacy.


Father2Child is a free, court-approved 12-week program for fathers of all ethnicities, offering them new parenting techniques and skills, and encouraging them to improve their awareness of the importance of a father in the life of a child, to be able to create stronger bonds with their children.


FURS is a coordinated, statewide, regional, and county-level system designed to provide collaborative and timely state-level phone-based response and county-level in-home, and in-person mobile response during situations of instability, to preserve the relationship of the caregiver and the child or youth.

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This new program is in partnership with Community Health Group to provide Community Health Workers to their members. Community Health Workers build health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy.

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Mental Health America is embarking on a new venture focused on improving health access and education through Community-Directed Enrichment Projects. This unique program is invested in getting answers from the community and supporting the community in implementing these health projects.

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"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"

William James

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