California Youth Empowerment Network

Our purpose is to empower Transitional Age Youth (TAY) to be leaders in community and behavioral health system transformation and to create positive change through the promotion of culturally appropriate supports and approaches that improve and maintain the behavioral health of California’s TAY.

CAPS Academy

The CAPS Academy is a statewide joint venture between two Peer Run Agencies in California: Mental Health America of California (MHAC) and our associate organization, Project Return Peer Support Network (PRPSN).

Mental Health Matters Day

Each year, MHAC leads a multiagency planning coalition to host Mental Health Matters Day to celebrate May as Mental Health Month.


LIVE (LGBTQ+ Inclusivity, Visibility and Empowerment) is a program of changemakers, that celebrates LGBTQ+ diversity, and creates a more inclusive world where LGBTQ+ community members can live authentically. LIVE creates positive change by uplifting and empowering individuals to bolster their voices in policy, stigma reduction and unifying community.

Connection Coalition

The Connection Coalition engages community stakeholders in issues related to access to behavioral health services and supports.