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Halloween and Youth Mental Health: A Compassionate Approach

Halloween and Youth Mental Health: A Compassionate Approach As the leaves change and the air grows crisp, Halloween festivities beckon. Yet, amidst the excitement, it’s crucial to remember that this season can bring unique challenges to youth who may be grappling with mental health issues. At Western Youth Services, we believe in celebrating Halloween while […]

World Mental Health Day: A Commitment to Youth Mental Health

October 10th marks an important day on the global calendar – World Mental Health Day. At Western Youth Services, we understand the significance of this day and are committed to spreading awareness about youth mental health and the critical role of mental health services and treatment. In this blog post, we will explore the importance […]

Empowering Youth: Bullying Prevention Month and Mental Health

October is not just about pumpkins and Halloween; it’s also a month dedicated to an equally important cause—Bullying Prevention Month. At Western Youth Services, we are committed to raising awareness about bullying prevention and its profound impact on mental health. In this blog post, we will explore the significance of bullying prevention, its connection to […]

Breaking Down Stigmas: Raising Mental Health Awareness for Suicide Prevention Month

September is not just another month; it’s a time of unity, compassion, and hope. At Western Youth Services, we’re gearing up for an important campaign – Suicide Prevention Month. Our mission is to bring awareness, break stigmas, and ignite a sense of hope within our communities. Let’s explore the significance of this campaign and why […]

Friendship Month: A Time to Celebrate Connections

At Western Youth Services (WYS), we believe that the bonds of friendship are essential for nurturing positive mental health among youth. Join us as we discuss the importance of building healthy communities and support systems that foster youth mental wellness, not just during Friendship Month, but all year round. The Power of Friendship in Youth […]

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, and he positively affected the course of my life in too many ways to enumerate. That man was Eugene Michael […]

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 only have we survived through ups and downs both in the world and within our organization, but we have thrived. […]

Thanks Dee Hase

Congratulations and Thanks Dee Hase What can be said about an employee who has faithfully dedicated 35 years to serving one organization? Thank YOU so very much! Over the years Western Youth Services (WYS) has been Dee’s home away from home…she sees us (and we see her) as family. She is extremely conscientious, has a […]

Quietly Making an Impact

We love to share stories about our staff, leadership, interns and our Board of Directors, but we are truly inspired by our volunteers and would like to share the story of one of our AmeriCorps volunteers, Brian McInerney, who is serving Western Youth Services this year and is quietly making an impact. Click here to tweet… […]