It's normal to feel down every once in a while. But if you're feeling down and hopeless on a regular basis, you could be dealing with clinical depression. Clinical depression requires treatment. Dr. Ana Wong McDonald has some information about what clinical depression is, and what you can do about it.
Our brand new, state-of-the-art facility will allow us to serve 2,000 additional patients per year, and is co-located with Skid Row Housing Trust's 649 Lofts, providing 54 units of permanent supportive housing to Skid Row's most underserved residents.
https://youtu.be/f3MaPonmeQc Los Angeles Christian Health Centers Opens the Doors (more)
Before the pandemic, 55% of people reported being stressed every day. After the pandemic, that number jumped to 78%. LACHC's Mental Health Director, Dr. Ana Wong McDonald, shares some tips for managing stress for different age groups.
To our valued Pico Aliso Clinic patients - Our building (more)
We see our patients as God's beloved, and believe that (more)
Our mental health department provides individual counseling, group therapy, substance/alcohol treatment, child/marital/family therapies, some psychological testing, psychosocial rehabilitation, and Christian counseling, to promote whole-person health. We partner closely with the medical department to provide integrated care, including cases of mental health urgencies for patients who are being seen by medical providers. If you or someone you love is experiencing a mental health crisis, we encourage you to take advantage of the following helplines: National suicide hotline: 1(800) 273-8255 (TALK) or the L A County Access Line 1-800-854-7771. Both lines are open 24/7.
In this episode of LACHC Live, Dr. Lisa Abdishoo and Renee Smith talk about Los Angeles Christian Health Center's street medicine program, which treats our homeless neighbors where they need it most - in the streets.
In our first episode of LACHC Live, board members Peggy Pleasant and Kim Mealy talk with Renee about homelessness on Skid Row, how LACHC helped, & what people should know about what happens inside Joshua House.
You get to recover because you have the privilege to recover, to move on, to reopen. This privilege even allows you to choose to not wear a mask because you find it inconvenient. Communities experiencing homelessness or living in poverty don’t have this same privilege.
Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative discusses some of the ways our society has become indifferent to the victimization of black people.
LACHC Offers Free COVID-19 Testing to LA County Residents Who Meet New State Guidelines.
Slavery ended over a hundred years ago. The civil rights movement was a generation ago. We even had a black president! So why are people still upset about racism?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSAw51caEeg This documentary short features young black men sharing examples (more)
Los Angeles Christian Health Centers (LACHC) is here, on the frontlines, responding to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic in Skid Row and other underserved areas where the barriers of poverty, homelessness and illness complicate access and care. Our vulnerable homeless neighbors are particularly at risk and so we are here fighting for resources and continuing to deliver vital care and love in the midst of the pandemic!
The novel coronavirus is a newly discovered virus. It causes an illness called COVID-19. Many of the symptoms are similar to the flu: dry cough, fever, difficulty breathing.
There is a place in Skid Row where quality medical, dental and mental health care is available to patients who are sick, poor, and all too often homeless.
In the past weeks, we have been inundated with news, webinars, talks and rumors about COVID-19. Public events have been postponed. Schools, libraries, conference halls, and public centers are closed. As we hear more about the spread of the virus in the media, we are also surprised to find long lines in grocery stores and empty store shelves. This weekend, the stores around my home were out of toilet paper, hand sanitizers, milk, meat, and more!