DMH Programs Video Profiles

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health provides services to children, youth, adults, and older adults of all ethnicities through directly operated programs in the County’s 8 Service Areas, ranging from the high desert of the Antelope Valley, to the crowded Downtown and Harbor areas to the diverse communities of South, West, and East LA, and the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys. All programs emphasize hope for clients struggling with these complex disorders through the provision of varied services supporting wellness and the vision of long-term recovery.

Service Area 2

San Fernando Valley
The San Fernando Valley is one of the largest services areas, with a diverse population of 1.7 million.  Although overall poverty rates in the Valley are lower than elsewhere in the County, one if 5 residents lives in poverty in at least eight County communities.
 
Manfredo Perez has written poetry about his experiences at the San Fernando Mental Health Center in both English and Spanish.
 
DEPRESSION:  IT'S BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH!
 
Never think you can feel all right if don't receive professional assistance, This is
Sociable and I have confidence in this ability to do The Job in my Problems
Oh! is my Expression of my Gratitude....
 
Click here to read Manfredo's poem in English about Depression and the help he received at San Fernando Mental Health Center.
 
 
MI PERSONA, CONTRA LA DEPRESION?
 
Diariamente, es una situacion que hace, mi vida muy diferente
En lo cual me mantengo de mal humor, a rais de que padezco el
Problem de la mal llamada "Depresion" que me aprecio asi de
Repente, a causa de Golpe en la cabeza....
 
Click here  to read Manfredo's Spanish poem about Depression and the help he received at San Fernando Mental Health Center.