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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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Hector – Scholarship Story

Hector was living in poverty and an unstable environment when he first entered Hanna Center. “I had to make changes in my life,” he says. “Hanna taught me independence and I learned more about my faith.

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Mary Jay - Hanna Donor Profile

Mary Jay – Hanna Donor Profile

A faithful donor for many years, Mary Jay gives because she and her brother ‘did not have the option of going to a refuge like Hanna’ when they were both growing up in an abusive household.

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Victor Paredes

Victor Paredes

Midway into his freshman year at Vallejo High School in 2019, Victor’s mom pulled him out, fearing for his safety after learning that he had recently joined a gang.

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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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