Introducing: Hope & Help: 988 Campaign
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Introducing: Hope & Help: 988 Campaign

As May Mental Health Month approaches, we’re thrilled to introduce our latest initiative: the Hope and Help: 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline campaign. Stay tuned for more details and a Toolkit designed to empower you and your partners to spread awareness. Join the cause. You’re invited to participate in Marin’s May Mental Health Month events!…

Presentando: Campaña Esperanza y Ayuda 988
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Presentando: Campaña Esperanza y Ayuda 988

¡Pronto llega el Mes de la Salud Mental en Mayo y estamos emocionados de presentar nuestra última iniciativa: la campaña Esperanza y Ayuda: Línea 988! Estén atentos para más información y un conjunto de herramientas para aumentar la visibilidad. Únase a la causa. Le invitamos a participar en los eventos del Mes de la Salud…

Behavioral Health Virtual Services Platform
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Behavioral Health Virtual Services Platform

In January 2024, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with Kooth and Brightline, is launching two behavioral health virtual services platforms for children, youth, and families. Launching as a part of the state’s CalHOPE program, with funding from the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative, a $4.6 billion investment in youth…

California Department of Health Care Services announces partnership with Brightline
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California Department of Health Care Services announces partnership with Brightline

New Partnership Will Provide Virtual Behavioral and Mental Health Support for More Than Six Million Children and Families Across the State This First-of-its-Kind Innovative Investment by California Comes at a Critical Time for Youth Mental Health Across the U.S. The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has selected Brightline to support the delivery of equitable, appropriate,…

Find Your Way Youth Scholarship Opportunity – Apply by Sept. 19, 2023

Find Your Way Youth Scholarship Opportunity – Apply by Sept. 19, 2023

Find Your Way is providing youth in Marin County with $500 for October 2023 – July 2024. We are looking for youth (ages 12 – 25 years) who are already participating in community programs in Marin County, or those who are interested in volunteering or participating in community work. Applications are due on September 19th…

Public Health Advisory: Hemp Products

Public Health Advisory: Hemp Products

Background Marin County Public Health is issuing this advisory to healthcare providers regarding the increasing availability and use of hemp products that cause intoxication and adverse effects, especially in youth. Hemp is a component of the cannabis plant that is non-intoxicating in its natural form. Hemp products are therefore not regulated as cannabis products are….

California Voice: Cannabis industry is poisoning our kids just like tobacco has

California Voice: Cannabis industry is poisoning our kids just like tobacco has

By Dr Natalie Laub / republished from Marin IJ When California voters in 2016 supported the legalization and decriminalization of cannabis, we did not anticipate children would become collateral damage from an improperly regulated industry that prioritizes profit over children’s health. What we now know is the marketing practices of the cannabis industry, which take…

How to navigate increases in youth substance use during summer months
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How to navigate increases in youth substance use during summer months

Summer is a fun time for our young people and allowing them more freedom is healthy and needed after a heavily scheduled school year. Along with more free time, it’s a good idea to set expectations and boundaries to keep them safe. Now, more than ever, the stakes are higher. With fentanyl out there, and…

Intoxicating Hemp Products: What You Need to Know
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Intoxicating Hemp Products: What You Need to Know

We want to share important information about a relatively new type of drug being sold in Marin that technically any 10-year old can buy. Youth can now legally access intoxicating hemp-derived cannabis edibles, vapes and other products because of loopholes in federal and California laws. These drugs are poorly regulated and can have very harmful…

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