Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day

Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day (GO TO OUR MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES PAGE) California Schools JPA joins in recognizing World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10 and is committed to helping its members better understand mental health and fight stigmas that prevent people who are struggling with their mental health from seeking the help they … Read More

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

In our continuing efforts to raise awareness about mental health issues plaguing our society, we wanted to re-visit the topic of suicide, depression, and self-harm that we discussed earlier this year (see Suicide, Depression, and self-harm). Previously, we had focused on monitoring your own health, but this month, our focus is on the mental health of … Read More

MAY IS Mental Health Month

Defining Positive Mental Health May is National Mental Health Month and we all know that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being. This month we want to focus on positive mental health. When we describe positive mental health, we are talking about more than the absence of a mental health condition; in … Read More

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse can cause lasting impact on the individual and even society. The costs due to new child maltreatment cases in a single year (with over 700,000 documented victims of child abuse last year) is estimated to be over $124 billion in the United States alone. As you know, all children deserve good childhoods and … Read More