Press Releases

The Effects a Pandemic Can Have on Your Mental Health

As the pandemic continues and the changes of the Delta virus filter our news channels, there is no way around the reality of COVID-19 on our levels of fear and anxiety. Often a common symptom of anxiety is ongoing fear, worry, and panic that significantly impacts your ability to cope with your daily life. One […]

Tools 2 Thrive

As a mental health provider, we take great pride in the well-being of our clients and our team members. During May, Mental Health Awareness Month, we are sharing a few ways to address the signs of mental illness through the Tools 2 Thrive campaign initiated by Mental Health America. One in five people will experience […]

Your Change Can Make A Change

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. In May, ECDA joins the national movement of Mental Health Awareness Month to raise awareness about mental health. Every year we provide support to thousands of families, educate the public through our free webinars and our ‘Tools 2 Thrive’ mental health […]

How Therapy Gave a Teenage Girl Hope

Many of us can remember our middle school experience. For some, it was a time of growth, for others, a time of fun, and for some, middle school was the most challenging experience. That was the case for Samantha. Samantha came to ECDA in 2018 as a young 11-year-old experiencing irritability, sadness, loss of interest, […]

Success is not Final and Failure is not Fatal

The beginning of each year is centered on setting goals and making New Year’s resolutions. Yet sometimes we get discouraged, thinking we failed to achieve our goals from the previous year so why bother. I am reminded of a quote by Winston Churchill: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage […]

Tips on How to Have a Great Valentine’s Day for Your Mental Health

Society implies that the right way to live is in a romantic relationship. Sometimes being single seems to be frowned upon. There is nothing wrong with being single, even on Valentine’s Day. You do not have to be in a relationship or dating to enjoy the holiday. Here are some fun activities to support your […]

El Centro de Amistad Families Get Help from SoCal Honda Dealers

The pandemic and its challenges added anxiety to an already stressful holiday time for families served by El Centro de Amistad. Fortunately, their Thanksgiving holiday got better with the help from the Helpful Honda guys from the SoCal Honda Dealers and a group of content creators, businesses, and influencers on Instagram. The SoCal Honda Dealers, […]

Christmas Blessings for Adopt-A-Family Recipients

Each year during the holidays, ECDA families, some homeless, from single-parent households, undocumented, or facing family disruption, are identified for our Adopt-A-Family program. This holiday campaign was launched with the support of our Hospitality Committee with the hope of helping diminish holiday stress for some of our most impacted families. Many of our clients struggle […]

El Centro de Amistad Families Get Help from SoCal Honda Dealers

El Centro de Amistad’s Thanksgiving holiday was magical with the help of SoCal Honda Helpers and a group of content creators, businesses, and influencers on Instagram. SoCal Honda Helpers, local Honda dealers giving back to the community with Random Acts of Helpfulness®, helped 75 El Centro de Amistad clients by giving grocery gift cards to […]

Counting Our Blessings

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct business, school, and home matters. While the challenges have been plenty for all of us, I am aware of the role gratitude plays on our mind and how it can reset our moods. According to a Harvard Health Publishing article titled “Giving thanks can make you happier,” […]