“The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.” 
Psalm 145:18

God’s People Working Together
To Make Difference
We had the privilege of participating in a Resource Rally held May 29, 2021. It was sponsored by All Good Things Ministries. Over 23 Ministries and faith based nonprofits came out to make resources available to the community. It was a coming together of the “Church” to serve those in need of help and HOPE.
“Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing. “
I Thessalonians 5:11
Dan Harris-My City Youth Director
Gary & Kathryn Ross & Nancy Ward
lil' Gary's Legacy Volunteers

Family seeks to offer help after the tragic death of their 13 year old son, James Ransom, by suicide. The James Henry Ransom Foundation was established by his family and friends with the hope of bringing about change to how we approach adolescent mental and behavioral health. Located in Ladera Ranch in Southern California they are making a difference. 
Their mission is to raise awareness and money to support programs, organizations, research, facilities and families in dealing with issues related to adolescent mental and behavior health.

They have excellent resources available on their website regarding this issue including- 
Get Info- 
Raising teens is hard. Saying it is the only simple thing about it. There are countless challenges, and there’s no single answer to any one of them. The thing is, your teen doesn’t have it any easier. There are social pressures, academic expectations, and hormones pulling them in different directions each and every day.  READ MORE

Get Help-
Knowing when to get professional help for your child can be difficult. Is it just a phase? Am I reading too much into a new behavior? Is it time to get help? READ MORE

James Henry Ransom

Common Mental Health
Disorders in Children
Supporting Children With
Mental Health Disorders
Once a child has been diagnosed with mental illness, a lot of support is needed to help the child cope and recover as well as possible, and enjoy the best quality of life. On one hand, a diagnosis can help alleviate much of the anger, helplessness and frustration felt by the whole family when confronted by symptoms of mental illness without knowing why. On the other, the family and other people in contact with the child must now learn new ways to deal with the child and cope with new demands. READ MORE
Didi Hirsch offers free mental health services in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Tap the VISIT and talk to an intake counselor to find out if you qualify for their services.

It’s Real: Teens and Mental Health
Intended for high school classes or community settings with groups of teens, ages from 14 to 18, It’s Real: Teens and Mental Health is a 45-minute program that provides young people with mental health education and resources. The program raises awareness about mental health issues, how to start a conversation about mental health, the importance of self-care, and how to reach out for help.
Attendees Will Learn:

● What mental health is and how it's both
similar and different from, physical health.

● How to notice signs of someone needing help.

● Tips and strategies for having a conversation
with someone they might be worried about.

● Methods of self-care for mind,
body, soul, and surroundings.

● Examples of trustworthy resources.

● How reaching out to trusted adults can
help teens manage their mental health.
Find It's Real events by visiting American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

More Info Contact
Taylor Arias | Program Manager
Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc.

Umbrella Ministries
West Coast Conference
For mothers who have experienced the loss of a child.
San Diego, CA
September 24 - 26, 2021
Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel
2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego CA
For more information please contact:
Michele Paul by EMAIL or call 760-702-2770
Talk Saves Lives is AFSP’s standardized, 45-60 minute education program that provides participants with a clear understanding of this leading cause of death, including the most up-to-date research on suicide prevention, and what they can do in their communities to save lives. Participants will learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide, and how to keep themselves and others safe.
Upcoming Talk Saves Lives Virtual Presentations:
All presentations are 45-60 minutes long. We ask that all participants be18 years of age or older. Please note the time zone listed for each presentation.
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