How to Recognize Mental Abuse

Name calling, controlling behavior, gaslighting, learning how to recognize mental abuse to put a stop to this behavior.

Learn how to recognize mental abuse and get the help you need. Mariposa Center offers support for Orange County residents.

What is Consent? Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Learn what consent means, how to protect yourself, and how to get help during Sexual Assault Awareness Month if you need it.

Everyone deserves to feel safe and respected in their interactions and relationships. Consent is essential – it means everyone involved freely and clearly agrees to sexual activity. Understanding consent is the first step to stopping sexual assault and building healthier communities. Sadly, not everyone experiences this safety, and the trauma of sexual assault can last […]

4 Ways to Prioritize Your Mental Health in 2024

4 Ways to Prioritize Your Mental Health in 2024

The start of a new year offers a fresh opportunity to prioritize your mental health. Embracing this new beginning often involves reevaluating how we care for ourselves, setting attainable goals, nurturing our relationships, and seeking support when needed. It’s about making conscious choices that align with our mental and emotional health, laying a foundation for […]

Mental Health Help: Seeking Wellness on a Budget

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What should I do if I need mental health help but I can’t afford it? Mental wellness and treatment aren’t just for the privileged or well-off. At Mariposa Center, we have worked with historically underserved communities since 1977 because we understand that anyone can have mental health challenges, and everyone deserves access to the treatment […]