Learn about the story of Sally Zinman, a pioneer in the consumer movement who has been doing advocacy work for more than 30 years. Discover how she recovered from abuse on a farm in the name of treatment and the pivotal role she has played in groundbreaking mental health legislation.
In the series debut, longtime advocate Jay Mahler shares his decades-long relationship with the mental health system. Hear about his first encounter with treatment and how that catalyzed a lifelong commitment to consumer rights activism.
Stories of Recovery is a video series featuring real, honest, and hopeful stories of mental heath recovery — all told from consumers themselves.
What is the Alameda County BestNow! program and how does it promote recovery and consumer employment? Learn the answer as host Barbara Meyers chats with BestNow! Program Coordinator Jamie Works Wright and graduate Jeffrey Caiola.
Much controversy exists around the increasing numbers of psychiatric prescriptions for children. When is it appropriate — and not appropriate — to offer medication as an option for children struggling with behavioral health issues? What alternative solutions exist? Host Shannon Eliot chats with child psychiatrist Dr. Ken Braslow and ACBHCS Family Relations Manager Rosa Warder to find the answers.
Relive the highlights of the Alameda County TAY Initiative's Inclusion, Empowerment, and Engagement Training. Hear youth tell their stories and address providers on the best way to help young adults and provide support during life's challenges.
Authored by Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, the African American Utilization Report is a set of goals and recommendations identifying the African American community's greatest concerns and challenges surrounding mental health services. The findings, which highlight priorities for the population as a whole as well as by specific age group, will be used to guide the future implementation of county services.