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Upcoming event in Milpitas to highlight mental health in Asian families

This coming Saturday, March 2, from 10 to 11am, The Milpitas Community Education Foundation (MCEF) will be presenting a free event titled Challenge of...

Hillview Court Apartment residents demand help amidst increasing concerns for safety

When John Tuitasi’s car was broken into, he had no desire to call the police.  The car had been in the parking lot of the...

Santa Clara County sets up 24/7 mental health hotline

As of last week, Santa Clara County residents seeking mental health or substance abuse support can dial 9-8-8 to reach trained counselors capable of...

Mental Health Awareness Month: days of atrocity & sorrow

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s almost over. On the way out, America got flung into inchoate grief, in the aftermath of a...

Laura’s Law program will provide court-ordered mental health treatment in Santa Clara County

As of last week, a new program from the County of Santa Clara has begun providing temporary court-ordered outpatient care to at-risk individuals suffering...

Mental health is more of a priority than ever in Milpitas

Have you ever felt like nobody was there? Have you ever felt forgotten in the middle of nowhere? Have you ever felt like you could disappear? Like...

Milpitas High School student’s death presumed to have been a suicide

Yesterday morning, October 13, the Milpitas Police Department (MPD) was contacted by the California Highway Patrol at 8:11am regarding a Milpitas resident who had...

Milpitas City Council discusses possibility of mental health crisis response line

As part of the ongoing national conversation around whether police are qualified to respond to mental health crises, several Milpitas City Councilmembers want to...

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Tips on communicating with someone who has recovered from an eating disorder

"How's your new diet going?" I hear one woman ask another at the playground.  "It's hard. I've been eating the shakes and the bars. So...

Local fitness centers struggle with COVID regulations

Google “male CrossFit instructor,” and you might get an idea of what Austin Begiebing looks like: tall and fit, sporting some stubble and some...

Milpitas residents & local leaders march in support of unhoused community

This past Saturday, Milpitas residents rallied as part of a group called Milpitas Hope for the Unhoused, which works in support of the city’s...

Milpitas City Council Endorses Laura’s Law to Support People with Mental Health Disorders

The Milpitas City Council unanimously voted to endorse Laura’s Law last Tuesday, a state law that empowers courts to mandate psychiatric treatment for certain...

Opinion & Testimonials: Student Stories on Mental Illness 

As the world keeps changing, humans are forced to adapt to new cultures and experiences that may not have been a problem earlier in...

CASSY Looking After Mental Health Among Bay Area Youth

Tucked away in a cozy office at 544 Valley Way, CASSY (Counseling and Support Services for Youth) makes its headquarters in Milpitas, but is...

Out of the Darkness, Into The Light: Bay Areans Walk for Suicide Awareness & Prevention

    On Sunday, October 21, the South Bay Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide took place starting at Arena Green West in San...

Youth Advisory Commission Speaks of Plans for Milpitas’ New Teen Center

    At the October 16 Milpitas City Council meeting, Chair Christie Maly and Vice Chair Ravit Sharma (both high schoolers) from the Youth Advisory Commission...

Milpitas City Council stands in unity for suicide prevention

  In the United States alone, an average of 123 people commit suicide each day. And for every suicide that actually occurs, 25 additional suicide...

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