What about the building?

The 4 story brown building on the corner of 5th and Elm in Long Beach was built in 1922 and was originally the AT&T Overseas Operator Building. After the Long Beach Earthquake in 1933 the building was rebuilt and continued to be used as a telephone operator’s building.

The building stood vacant for a while and was purchased in the 1980s for conversion to an office building; the developer improved the building seismically but did not complete the project.

MHA bought the vacant property on January 2, 1990 to use as the site for the Village.

 

 

 

 

 

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Partners in Medication Collaboration – 1993

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An early article for the CAMI Journal about the shift from medication compliance to collaboration

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Rehabilitative Psychiatry – 1996

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Fitting in as a psychiatrist working in a psychosocial rehabilitation setting

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Hope and Schizophrenia – 1992 

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Like everyone else my personal transformation began with hope

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The Four Walls-1998

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A shorthand view of four walls to break down to recovery oriented, used for handouts

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Ragins Oral History Interview – 2010

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A lengthy transcript of an interview of my personal history and development done as part of LA County DMH’s 50th Anniversary