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Help Therapy Newsletter - March 2022

The Mental Health Connection

There are three things we are incredibly excited about this month:

1. The CICAMH Conference

2. Our efforts in reaching people outside the San Diego area

3. San Diego Best Poll Nominations

First, if you haven’t already, be sure to register for The 7th Annual Critical Issues in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference (CICAMH), held in person and virtually March 11, 2022, in San Diego.

This year's focus will be mental health issues involving children and adolescents in the pandemic era—with particular emphasis on special needs children. Come visit us at our booth! You can register to participate in person or virtually for the event here.

Second, our network of practitioners inside and outside the San Diego area continues to grow. We’ve added 13 new mental health professionals in February to help people not only in California but in Arizona, Texas and Washington as well. A list of these new provider partners is further down in this newsletter.

Third, it’s time to cast your votes. The San Diego Best Poll is out. Last year we placed 2nd in San Diego’s Best Company for “In-Home Non-Medical.” This year we’re pushing for 1st! You can help us achieve this goal by casting your votes here.

Thanks in advance for voting for us, and we look forward to seeing you at CICAMH!

Annette Conway, PsyD


Help Therapy


March Focuses on Three Observances

Self-Injury Awareness Month It’s been reported that 90 percent of self-injury cases begin in adolescence. Although many believe it to be an uncommon affliction, self-injury is, unfortunately, more common than most people realize. In fact, it’s estimated that 15% of teenagers will experience some form of self-injury during this often challenging time in their lives. The three most common types of self-injury are:

  • Skin cutting

  • Headbanging

  • Skin burning

Self-injury Awareness Month is a time to recognize and understand this mental health issue and be open about treatment options for those experiencing this alienating condition. Learn more here. National Developmental Disabilities Month As reported by the CDC, about 17% of children 3 - 17 years old have one or more developmental disabilities. Yet, people with developmental disabilities still sometimes face barriers. Each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) works with other organizations to create a social media campaign to promote awareness and inclusion. Learn more