October 10 is World Mental Health Day

Mental and behavioral health challenges do not discriminate across socioeconomic or ethnic boundaries, and any family is susceptible to the instability that comes from having a loved one with mental illness. The YMCA has been a leader in mental health services for more than 40 years, providing supportive services to help individuals and families understand a diagnosis and design a life where they can continue to thrive. Our trained service providers include licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, registered associate marriage and family therapists, marriage and family therapist trainees, registered associate clinical social workers and social work interns, and associate professional clinical counselors and professional clinical counselor trainees. 

Here is a list of blog articles that our team has written about mental and behavioral health. 

Where to Begin? Six Things to Consider Before Starting Counseling - May 7, 2020

Why We Need Anxiety.  Yup, That's Right! - May 8, 2020

Representation: Why It Matters in Therapy - February 9, 2021

Children's Mental Health - February 18, 2021

Promoting Hope, Health, and Resilience - February 18, 2021

Program Spotlight: TIDES - March 25, 2021

Five Tips for Talking About Suicide - September 8, 2021


Additional Links

Buffering the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Partners in Prevention


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Our clinical teams have extensive experience providing mental health services and online counseling to individuals, couples, families, children, and teens, covering a wide variety of topics. 

To learn more about mental and behavioral health services at the Y or to request services, visit www.ymcasd.org/mentalhealth.