Entries by Momentum Team

President Barack Obama: Weekly Address

Every week, the President sits down to speak directly to the American people in a weekly address that goes live on Saturday morning. In this past week’s address, on “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day,” the President spoke about the importance of preventing and treating substance use disorders. Read the full transcript or listen to the […]

Taylor Chiu – Out of the Darkness

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Walk, San Jose, September 20, 2015 by Taylor Chiu I’ve heard depression described as a prison, a hole, a jacket, a weight. An entrapment that you fall into, a force that controls you. I have felt all of these things. As a young person with undiagnosed […]

David Mineta: Tragedy like Michael Tyree’s jail death can be prevented

The death of Michael Tyree at the Santa Clara County Jail has sparked outrage and rekindled both local and national conversations about the intersection of criminal justice and mental health treatment. Thankfully, there has been swift official action toward bringing those responsible to justice. But beyond the inquiry into what exactly happened that night looms […]

Out of the Darkness Walk-2015

Momentum joined with thousands of people nationwide to walk in the South Bay Walk, benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is at the forefront of research, education and prevention initiatives designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. With more than 39,000 lives lost each year in the […]

David K. Mineta

Momentum for Mental Health, the largest private nonprofit dedicated to providing comprehensive adult mental health services in Santa Clara County, is pleased to announce the appointment of David K. Mineta as its new President and CEO. Mineta takes the helm from retiring CEO Paul Taylor.