Bulletin Category: Shine a Light On

  • Your Rights to Mental Health Services

    Did you know that approximately one in five people experience a mental illness? Yet too many San Diegans go without mental health treatment. Few are...

  • How You Can Help Someone Experiencing Homelessness

    We’ve all seen the increase in people experiencing homelessness around San Diego County. In fact, the Regional Task Force on the Homeless announced a 5 ...

  • Questions to Ask Yourself (and Your Therapist) to Find the Perfect Fit

      Whether you are experiencing a mental health challenge yourself or seeking to help someone you care about, one of the first steps is reaching out...

  • Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar disorder is a medical condition that causes a person to experience extreme highs (mania) as well as extreme lows (depression). It typically begins during...

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

    For some people, the winter blues during the fall and winter seasons can include feeling overwhelmed due to the stress of the holidays or feeling...

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    People with OCD experience persistent and unwelcome anxious thoughts, and the result is feeling a strong need to perform rituals to maintain control. For instance,...

  • Schizophrenia

    When we think of schizophrenia, the first people that come to mind are not necessarily Nobel Prize winners such as John Nash, star athletes such...

  • Panic Disorder

    Our brains are wired to recognize fear and experience anxiety when we are frightened. But for some people a feeling of intense fear and anxiety...

  • Depression

    Each year about 18.8 million American adults experience a depressive illness that impacts their body, mood and thoughts. Depression is normally accompanied by a prevailing...

  • Co-Occurring Disorders (or Dual Diagnosis)

    In the United States, approximately 7.9 million adults have a substance use condition and mental health problem occurring at the same time. Substance abuse and...

  • Anxiety

    Anxiety is a feeling of worry and usually occurs as a normal response to stress. In most cases, this feeling disappears as soon as the...

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    About 8 million American adults are affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) each year. PTSD can affect anyone who has experienced a traumatic and life-changing...

  • Eating Disorders

    If left untreated, eating disorders can cause many physical and emotional problems and even lead to death. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa...

  • Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar disorder is a medical condition that causes a person to experience extreme highs (mania) as well as extreme lows (depression). It typically begins during...

  • Postpartum Depression

    The baby blues after childbirth can commonly include mood swings, anxiety, irritability and crying spells, but typically fade quickly. Postpartum depression is a more severe,...