The Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (ACHCSA) recognizes the importance of connecting families and school staff with resources to ensure schoolchildren start the school year on a positive note. From masking, COVID-19 vaccinations, immunizations, nutrition, and everything in between.
During the pandemic, millions of people quit their jobs. During times of reflection, many decided to act on their dissatisfaction with work. Many felt underpaid. Many did not have the benefits they needed. Many did not like the work they were doing. Many felt underemployed.
Last weekend, Alameda emergency dispatchers received a call about an unresponsive infant. According to the Alameda Police Department (APD), an APD officer noticed the incoming call and immediately proceeded to the scene. The officer took the baby and performed chest compressions.
I recall a young man coming into therapy with feelings of depression. His mother accompanied him to my office to sign the consent form because of his age. She joined us for the last few minutes of our meeting, with his permission, to share her impression of him.