Press Releases

Below is a list of recent LACDMH press releases and media advisories. If you would like LACDMH press releases going further back, please contact the public information office at



09/27/2019 – LACDMH Announces Partnership with Dodgers for Mental Health Awareness

09/24/2019 – State and Local Officials Joined LA County Suicide Prevention Network in Releasing 2019 Suicide Prevention Report

08/12/2019 – LACDMH Expands School Violence Prevention and Intervention Program



09/10/2018 – More Green, Less Blues: Department of Mental Health to Pilot Evidence-Based Strategy for Lowering Rates of Depression by Transforming Blighted Vacant Lots to Green Spaces

06/21/2018 – Los Angeles County Mental Health Sparks the Conversation with a Day of Wellbeing

07/26/2018 – Long Beach Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center Grand Opening

05/07/2018 – LA County Department of Mental Health Launches Campaign to Build Awareness, Spark Youth Movement to Drive Systemic Change, and Promote Mental Health as Fundamental Right

03/13/2018 – RAND Analysis Finds Mental Health Services Act Brings Life-Changing Benefits to Tens of Thousands in L.A. County



10/27/2017 – Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission Holds Community Forum

09/12/2017 – LACDMH Partners with Power 106 for Suicide Prevention Outreach

07/26/2017 – LACDMH Partners with Univision for Live Mental Health Awareness Phone Bank

06/07/2017 – Neighborhood Health Fair Offers Resources for Community Wellbeing

05/26/2017 – Future Site of LACDMH Facility Breaks Ground in Lincoln Heights

05/25/2017 – Grand Opening of Long Beach Mental Health Offices

04/26/2017 – LACDMH Opens Peer Resource Center at Headquarters

04/25/2017 – L.A. County Declares May 2 as Day to Change Direction

03/08/2017 – LACDMH Promotes Mental Health Awareness Among Native American and Spanish-Speaking Residents



12/20/2016 – Simple Steps for Reducing Holiday Stress

10/20/2016 – LACDMH and Whittier Police Department Address Need for Mental Health Evaluation Team

10/04/2016 – LACDMH Programs Commended in Little Hoover Report

05/13/2016 – Support Mental Health Awareness Month in L.A. County

05/12/2016 – LACDMH Promotes Mental Health Awareness Month with Congresswoman Napolitano and LA Laker Metta World Peace



12/29/2015 – LACDMH Premiers new Profiles of Hope Campaign

11/30/2015 – County Supervisor Ridley-Thomas and LACDMH Open 24/7 Mental Health Urgent Care Center

10/30/2015 – Supervisor Antonovich Joins LACDMH & DPW for Dedication & Ribbon-Cutting of New Arcadia Mental Health Center

09/24/2015 – The Board of Supervisors and LACDMH Celebrate Grand Re-Opening of Downtown Mental Health Center

06/01/2015 – Collaborative Program Receives Distinguished Award for Promoting Health Equity & Social Justice

01/29/2015 – LACDMH Responds to Little Hoover Report

01/27/2015 – LACDMH Encourages Care for Depression in Underserved Communities

01/13/2015 – LACDMH Hosts Resource Fair for Free Countywide Services Available to At-Risk Youth & Young Adults