In March 2018, the Southern California Counseling Center opened the doors to its first-ever satellite location in Watts on the campus of Watts Labor Community Action Committee or WLCAC. Today, six months in, SCCC-Watts is thriving.
“When we signed the lease at the start of the year, we didn’t know what to expect,” said Marianne Diaz, Director of Outreach Services (photo). “We were told that the community would not be willing to pay for mental health services and that local residents wouldn’t be interested in non-court-ordered counseling. Turns out, not only is the community interested, they’re also comfortable with sliding-scale ...
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. In the wake of recent high-profile celebrity suicides, suicide is being discussed frequently in the media. A piece that is often left out in these conversations is what to do when you or someone you love is feeling suicidal. The following resources are available to those in need:
NYT article: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/07/health/depression-suicide-helping.html
Didi Hirsch: http://www.didihirsch.org/spc