by Johana Lozano, Cultural Competency Committee Co-Chair Finding work is an overwhelming task for...Read More
Category: Cultural Traditions and Connections
by Johnathan Maravillas, Community Member Through food, we are exposed to the culinary artists’ culture and way of life. Similarly, to cooking competitions like Master Chef and the Great British Bake Off, I joined a...Read More
By James Coomes, LCSW, Olive View Program Manager and DMH-ARDI Staff Advisory Council member I wanted to share with you a little bit about Juneteenth, which was recently celebrated on June 19th, 2022, the second year that it is...Read More
by Mercedes Moreno, LACDMH Cultural Competency Committee Member I was born in El Salvador, Central America. My mother was a single parent raising five children, four daughters and one son. I was the eldest of the family. From...Read More
by Rebecca Gitlin, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and LGBTQ+ Services Specialist June is Pride Month, which is a time to uplift and celebrate sexual and gender diversity in our communities. For many lesbian, gay, bisexual,...Read More
by Bernice Mascher, co-chair of LACDMH’s Cultural Competency Committee Prepare for it, and...Read More
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Message From The Director
On July 1st I officially began my new role as the Acting Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. It is an honor to be able to serve the County in this capacity – especially to be able to serve our clients, and the thousands of dedicated DMH employees, partners, and allies who work on the front lines and behind the scenes to provide mental health services throughout our system of care. Some of you may know that I have been a part of the DMH family for many years – 34, in fact, on November 4th this year. I began my DMH career as a student in Skid Row, where I stayed for over 23 years working with people experiencing serious mental illness and homelessness. Most recently, I oversaw DMH’s clinical programs and community-based services as the Senior Deputy Director.