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How to Talk With Youth About Counseling

Here in Sonoma County, like everywhere across the country, our youth are struggling with mental health. From collective traumas like wildfires and COVID to individual experiences with loneliness, depression, and abuse, there are so many reasons our kids struggle.

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Mental Health Stigma and Barriers

Even during Mental Health Awareness month, it can be hard to raise your hand and ask for help. And that’s not surprising. Despite all the progress we’ve seen in making room for people to seek help, mental health issues still carry an unwarranted stigma — preventing people from seeking the support they need.

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All Stories

Brendan – Alum Success Story

Brendan – Alum Success Story

The biggest thing I got out of Hanna was learning how to take time to assess and make choices for my life going forward. I was able to gain mentorship and guidance from the teachers and staff within Hanna, which helped me make big decisions in my life moving forward.

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Arthur – Alum Success Story

Arthur – Alum Success Story

I was with Hanna for five total years, graduating in 2017. During my stay, I was fortunate to have many staff and peers who really believed in me and pushed me to improve. One major skill I learned at Hanna is time management which has helped me be productive since leaving.

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Anthony Garcia - Hanna RES Staff Member

Anthony Garcia – Hanna RES Staff Member

Coordinator for the Alverno House
Hanna’s Residential Program plays a large role in the trauma-informed care and character development of our youth, responsible for all aspects of the boy’s days and nights outside of school hours.

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Cool Kid – Isaac Carapia

saac Carapia is nearing the end of his high school career and is excited to see where life is going to take him. Originally from Santa Rosa, 17-year-old Isaac has been at Hanna Center High School for four years.

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Victor Paredes

Idway into his freshman year at Vallejo High School in 2019, Victor Paredes’s mom pulled him out, fearing for his safety after learning he had joined a gang. “My mom wanted me to go to school there so I could be with my sisters,” Victor explains.

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Hanna Institute Summit

At the 2023 Institute Summit, we will gather to learn what we can do to support children from birth to age 18 who are homeless, undocumented, or involved in the foster system.

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