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Dr. Maya Boustani speaks to San Bernardino school counselors

Dr. Maya Boustani was invited to speak at the San Bernardino School Counseling Collaborative at Cal State University, San Bernardino campus on June 10. Attendees were largely school counselors, but also included school nurses, teachers, and administrators.

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Afio Mai! To An Evening In Samoa

The School of Behavioral Health has developed an advanced practicum and applied research experience in Samoa for our master’s and doctoral students. During this process, partnerships have been developed throughout Samoa that will result in mutual benefits for the participating agencies in Samoa and students from Loma Linda University.

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Blowing up the Airwaves

An Interview with SBH Student Ciara Sprague from the Bigger Than Bubbles Podcast Q: Who is the School of Behavioral Health student behind the mic?

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SBH helps sponsor 3rd annual Stand Up to Stigma 5K Walk/Run

Loma Linda University’s third annual Stand Up to Stigma 5K Walk/Run was held on May 19, with all proceeds benefitting the construction of a new therapeutic outdoor space at the Behavioral Medicine Center. Unlike previous years when the weather was quite warm, the event this year saw temperatures in the 50s—and a light sprinkle. But that didn’t stop hundreds of participants from enjoying the day!

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Growing by Leaps and Bounds

Providing Health Care Play for Children and Siblings in a Pediatric Therapy Setting

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May is Mental Health Month!

The School of Behavioral Health at Loma Linda University has long recognized the importance of mental health and its impact on the individual, the family, and society. The School has graduated more than 3,000 clinicians who are providing needed care ranging from direct client services to advocacy at local and state levels.

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Student Spotlight: Ann Nguyen

Bucking Tradition It takes an incredible amount of courage to leave your homeland. Yet that is exactly what Ann Nguyen’s family did when she was only 3½ years of age, leaving Saigon, Vietnam and immigrating to the United States. First the family had to stay in a refugee camp in Thailand before finally journeying to the United States two months later. When they arrived in California, it was a brave new world.

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Department of Social Work and Social Ecology provides mental health pipeline information meetings

There is a critical shortage in mental health services providers nationally, especially in underserved areas such as rural communities. According to the 2016 Health Affairs report, more than half of the counties in the United States have zero psychiatrists available to provide needed services. In Riverside County, the ratio of psychiatrists to the general population is 5:100,000.

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Alumni Feature: Danielle Huntsman, MSW

A Healthy Lifestyle Danielle (Dowling) Huntsman is an alumna of Loma Linda University, having graduated with an MSW in 1999. While in the MSW program she pursued a policy concentration while working full time. As an advanced standing student, she effectively juggled the responsibilities of her academic coursework, field practicum at the Inland AIDS Project, and her full-time job at the Riverside County Public Health department.

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Trauma Team teaches resiliency skills in wake of Paradise Camp Fire

On November 8, 2018, Paradise, CA suffered the worst forest fire in California history. Eighty-six individuals tragically lost their lives and over 15,000 structures burned. In total, almost 50,000 people were displaced. The Paradise Adventist Church was destroyed and the Adventist Health Feather River hospital sustained heavy damage. A few months later, the church requested the support of the Loma Linda University International Behavioral Health Trauma Team (LLUIBHTT).