Mental illnesses affect people of all age, race and income. They are biologically based conditions that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling and behavior. These symptoms are unrelated to an individual’s upbringing, character or personal willpower. Most importantly, mental illnesses are treatable. When individuals, family members and professionals work in partnership to care for each person as a whole, instead of just the illness, we take the first steps of recovery together.
Transitions-Mental Health Association (TMHA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating stigma and promoting recovery and wellness for people with mental illness through work, housing, community and family support services. We operate over 35 programs at locations throughout San Luis Obispo and North Santa Barbara counties. The emphasis of our innovative services is to teach vital independent living skills and help build a framework for community re-entry through personal empowerment and hands on experience. Since 1979, TMHA has been dedicated to providing work, housing, case management and life-skills support to teens and adults with mental illness while offering support, resources and education for their loved ones.
Please view our one-minute overview of TMHA with Executive Director, Jill Bolster-White.