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Supporting the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Youth
As we kick off Pride Month at Hanna, we are excited to celebrate our LGBTQ+ community. But at the same time, we are well-aware of just how difficult the struggle can be for so many — especially LGBTQ+ youth.
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.
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.
Meet Hanna Center’s Executive Chef, Jorma Walker
The ‘Hanna Hall of Fame’ feature spotlights a staff member, alumni, donor or student who demonstrates
the dedication, integrity, commitment and loyalty that collectively makes Hanna Center ‘home’ for so many.
Hanna Alumni Success Story’ – Meet Jose.
Jose is thrilled to have been accepted to the Respiratory Therapy Program at Skyline University, after waiting three years to win an available spot in their admission lottery.
Christian Ochoa – Student Profile
Christian is a junior at Hanna Center’s High School and is celebrating two recent back-to-back wins, including earning his driver’s permit and securing his first part-time job at Ledson Winery.
Canva Angel Story
“Hanna helped me learn how to persevere in school,” Angel says. “I lost some of what I learned when I first graduated, but I’ve been able to re-visit things that they taught me.
Student Profile – Luis
Luis is a 17-year-old senior at Hanna Center’s High School, having arrived on campus four years ago. He is from Santa Rosa, but he spent his early years with his grandmother in Mexico on her farm.
‘Not to Decide is to Decide’ by Father Sam Natale
That quote, coined by American Theologist Harvey Cox implies that that is the way life is. We are in constant movement. We never remain still.
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.