506, 2017

13 Reasons Why – Actions for a Positive Outcome

13 Reasons Why – Actions for a Positive Outcome The Netflix original series entitled, 13 Reasons Why is trending on social media, in schools, and at the dinner table. The popular series is based on [...]

2704, 2017

Mental Health Champion – Gene Lyons

Mental Health Champion - Gene Lyons “Sometimes one person can make all the difference in the life of another. One man more than any other made such a difference to me, both personally and professionally, [...]

3003, 2017

The Cost of Child Abuse

The Cost of Child Abuse April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families released the 26th edition of the 2015 [...]

703, 2017

Cutting to the Core

Cutting to the Core Nonsuicidal Self-Injury or self-harm, shows up in the form of intentional self-mutilation, often cutting. According to research compiled by The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine the numbers are [...]

202, 2017

WYS Celebrates 45 Years

Making an Impact in the Community for 45 Years In 2017, Western Youth Services (WYS) celebrates our 45th year of service in the Orange County, CA community. We are overjoyed about this significant milestone. Not [...]

3012, 2016

It Takes a Village to Heal Mental Illness

The 21st Century Cures Act As CEO of a children’s mental health services organization, I applaud the fact that President Obama recently signed the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes Rep. Chris Murphy's “Helping Families [...]

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