National Alliance on Mental Illness Temecula Valley hosts speaker on mental health

The National Alliance on Mental Illness hosted family advocate Rick Algarin of Riverside University Health System’s Behavioral Health as their monthly speaker, Wednesday, July 19, as a group of people gathered to discuss “Conservatorship, Mental Health and Incarceration.” The Mental Health Forum is held every third Wednesday by NAMI Temecula Valley, which has been around […]

County receives $6 million grant for new program to help stop offenders from recommitting crimes

RIVERSIDE – A $6 million grant will help Riverside County officials provide mental-health and substance-abuse treatment that may reduce the chances people will commit crimes again after they are released from jail. The grant from the Board of State and Community Corrections funds a new program operated by Riverside University Health System-Behavioral Health. The services will be provided to eligible […]

Finding help when it’s needed

There are occasions when we all need help. At such times, we might choose to talk to a spouse, consult a friend, do an internet search, or perhaps read an appropriate book or article to help get things back on track. But there are also times when the problems we’re facing may be more deep […]

Depression affects many

Depression affects many

Everybody feels sad once in a while. Depression, on the other hand, is a complex state characterized by profound sadness, sluggishness, feelings of worthlessness and a loss of interest in social activities. There are 15 million people in the U.S. diagnosed with clinical depression annually. Feeling down sometimes is a normal part of life. But […]

Tahquitz High School Mental Health Fair planned

HEMET – Tahquitz High School students will find their campus visited by a number of private and public health agencies in a special event Friday, Dec. 2 to encourage ways and means to improve their mental and general health through stress reduction and good habits School officials reported they have invited several mental health agency […]

Consumer Protections in Healthcare

We are all deeply concerned about the welfare of our families. As a wife and mother, these concerns naturally influence my legislation, as well as the bills I support. As a result, this session I was proud to lend my support to an important package of health care bills that will benefit millions of Californians. […]

Did you know?

Did you know?

Research indicates that people who laugh a lot are much healthier and may live longer than those who don’t find time to chuckle. A good, deep belly laugh can provide your body and mind with a great workout. Dr. Lee Berk at the Loma Linda School of Public Health in California found that laughing lowers […]

Tips for keeping control of the holidays

The holiday season is a period when lots of us feel overwhelmed by all the stress, tension and pressure it can bring. While the holidays usually hold great joy for many people, for some of us this time of year can leave us feeling overcome by the expectations that the world, and we ourselves, put […]