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The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) has resources available to the media and to residents who are affected by the Southern California wildfires that are currently burning in Bel-Air, Ventura, Sylmar, Santa Clarita, and San Bernardino.

Nearly 1 in 6 adults in California has a mental health need, and approximately 1 in 20 suffers from a serious mental illness. The rate among children is even higher: 1 in 13 suffers from a mental illness that limits participation in daily activities. This translates to over one million adults who live with serious mental illness, and almost half a million children with serious mental health conditions.

Too often, the California dream has a dark side. Sadly, those seeking the perfect body often find themselves struggling with an eating disorder instead. In recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 26-March 4, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists offers treatment approaches, warning signs and strategies for identifying, and successfully treating eating disorders.

The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) has named Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE, as its new Executive Director, effective January 22, 2018.

This important legislation will significantly improve the availability of qualified clinicians who can treat veterans seeking mental health services.

The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) reaffirms its respect of human diversity, including gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

Despite the existence of robust access to affordable mental health care, many policy holders are not utilizing it to their full benefit.  the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) urges Californians to fully investigate the type and extent of the mental health coverage offered by their preferred plan before making their decision.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Erin Ambrose, a licensed marriage and family therapist, professor of psychology at William Jessup University and breast cancer survivor, provides tips and perspective on the strategies to cope with a breast cancer diagnosis.

Breast cancer survivor, Erin Ambrose, provides tips and perspective on the strategies to cope with a breast cancer diagnosis.

The wildfires raging throughout California shine a tragic light on the importance of both disaster preparedness and the need for mental health services in the wake of devastation.