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About the Live Beyond Campaign

The Live Beyond ACEs and toxic stress campaign is a key component of the groundbreaking multibillion-dollar, five-year effort to transform how California supports children, youth, and families.

This is a campaign of the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI) — part of Master Plan for Kids’ Mental Health, a historic investment by the State of California. Centering the needs of young people and uniting the efforts of the agencies and organizations that serve them, CYBHI is dedicated to ensuring young people and families can find support for their emotional, mental, and behavioral health needs.

The Office of the California Surgeon General (CA-OSG) has developed a campaign focused on raising awareness and understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), toxic stress, and their potential negative impacts.

Our campaign’s goals are to:

  • Increase knowledge about ACEs and toxic stress, and the science behind their potential impacts on people’s everyday lives — including physical and mental health and interpersonal relationships, among others.
  • Influence attitudes about help-seeking by sharing stories of healing
  • Build skills with accessible tools and resources that provide scientifically proven, culturally relatable, and actionable steps to heal and manage stress
  • Inspire action to overcome the impacts of ACEs and toxic stress, and prevent them from cycling into future generations

Read more about our campaign youth advisors and subject matter experts.

Live Beyond in the News

Mental Health Weekly

California campaign targeting youths will heighten awareness around ACEs

Live Beyond

Campaign Launch Press Release

TED Talks

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

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