If you live/work/go to school in San Mateo County & are 12-25 years old, please take 15 min to fill out this survey put on by @smcyc2014 & @SMCHealth to understand marijuana knowledge, attitudes, and behavior among youth and young adults.https://t.co/UzLxJBJBOw pic.twitter.com/z5NGxkwDtn
— DCYHC (@Dalycityyouth) March 21, 2018
On Saturday, April 21st, the Filipino Mental Health Initiative(FMHI) and Pacific Islander Initiative(PII) welcome all to attend this upcoming Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training for the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
This training is the standard MHFA training, but also incorporates Asian- Pacific Islander (API) culturally-responsive material: giving participants an opportunity to learn about how to help friends and family members, who may be experiencing a mental health condition or crisis, and get certified.
This event is of huge importance for San Mateo County’s API community for a few reasons. SMC’s API community continues to have a lot of stigma around mental health; there remains a division between SMC’s API community; and there is not much available data and resources around mental health for the community.
The goals of this event are to:
- Decrease stigma around mental health in the API community
- Build solidarity among APIs
- Bring visibility to API communities to gain more data and resources around mental health Read more
Join San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa for the second annual cultural & resource fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 31 at Jefferson High School. For more details, check out the event on Facebook or Eventbrite.
For information in Spanish and Chinese… Read more
California Clubhouse is looking for dynamic, hard-working, compassionate individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of adults recovering from mental illness. The opening is for a full time, hourly Program Staff Generalist. See the position description for more information.
Every year, the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission (MHSARC) recognizes individuals who have found their way to a path of wellness and recovery from mental illness and are active in the consumer movement to better the lives of other consumers in the county.
On March 7, the MHSARC honored Alan Cochran with the Mental Health Consumer Hall of Fame Award.
“This will be my first paid job since 2011, and it’s all because of the help I got from BHRS, San Mateo County and NAMI,” said Alan. For more on HOPE and Alan’s remarkable work in the behavioral health community, check out this Wellness Matters article.
A young person you know may be experiencing a mental health condition or crisis. Teachers, staff, and our entire school community can help youth get the support they need early on and maintain a high quality of life.
In just two half days, learn how you can help someone in distress and get the tools to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.
When? May 24 & 31, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants must attend both dates to receive certification.
Where? Half Moon Bay Library
Stop by 225 37th Avenue in San Mateo from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 to take part in focus groups, listen to a presentation on marijuana use and be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card!