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Recovery Comedy Show: “One Laugh Time” with Mark Lundholm

In support and celebration of Recovery Month, come join us for a night of comedy, “One Laugh Time,” featuring Mark Lundholm.

September 29, 2020 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
MC: Brendan Winans
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See the full list of Recovery Month events and and details at vorsmc.org/recovery-happens. All events are virtual. Please register in advance.

If you or some you know is in need of mental health and/or substance use treatment or support, call Behavioral Health & Recovery Services at 1-(800) 686-0101 or visit www.smchealth.org/bhrsservices

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A Conversation on White Privilege, Systemic Racism and Being an Ally

Join us for a conversation on white privilege, institutional racism, and being an ally with Rev. McCall.

Tuesday, September 29th | 12–1:30 PM
Register in advance for this meeting here.

Rev. McCall is a minister of color. His national ministry consisted of working with primarily white Unitarian-Universalist congregations seeking to be anti-racist-multicultural-multiracial-diverse institutions and communities.

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Suicide Prevention Month 2020: Know the Signs

Feelings of uncertainty and instability due to the unknown can take a huge toll on ourselves and everyone around us. According to the CDC, U.S. adults reported elevated of adverse mental health conditions recently. The increase was more significant among young adults, essential workers and minorities. Some people may be  fighting personal battles  –  questioning whether to continue to live through the emotional pain they are experiencing.  

We can all take simple actions to safeguard our mental health and save lives. Learn the warning signs for suicide and what to do if you are worried someone is struggling.

How can I tell if someone is having thoughts of suicide? 

Although in-person interactions may be limited it is more important than ever to be vigilant for those around us to know the signs. Staying connected with regular check-ins is essential so you can recognize the warning signs. If you are worried that someone is having thoughts of suicide, the next step is to find the words and reach out. It’s important to talk openly about suicide, and to ask directly: “Are you having thoughts of suicide?” or “Are you having thoughts of ending your life?” Learn about the warning signs and risk factors for suicide at www.suicideispreventable.org

You can also attend one of the Suicide Prevention Month events happening this month: 

  • Sunday, September 20 | 6:00-8:30pm 
    Virtual Screening of the film “S-Word” 
  • Monday, September 21 | 6:00-8:00pm 
    Know the Signs of Suicide Among African American and Other Communities  
  • Monday, September 28 | 6:00-8:00pm  
    Reconozca las Señales de Suicidio en la Comunidad Latinx 

For details and a full list of events throughout September,  visit smchealth.org/suicide-prevention-month. 

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please reach out to these 24/7 crisis hotlines: StarVista Crisis Hotline (San Mateo County): 650-579-0350, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line – Text “Home” to 741741 or find additional crisis resources here.  

 #BeTheOneSMC to reach out and check-in with someone you know. 

9/18 | Resiliency and Connection During COVID-19 Livestream

Please join us this Friday, 9/18 for Diversity and Equity Council‘s(DEC) Live Stream on Resiliency and Connection During COVID-19. The Live Stream will be hosted through San Mateo County Health’s Facebook and will be discussing how to stay connected safely, strategies to keep community traditions alive and coping tips for older adults and youth.

The event will be hosted from 2:00-3:00pm in English and then again from 3:30pm-4:30pm in Spanish. Here are the links for both events: 

We look forward to hearing from you then! Please share our flyer with your networks.

The Impact of Criminal Justice on Personal Recovery

People in Recovery come from all walks of life. This year San Mateo County’s Recovery Month will spotlight those in recovery who have come into contact with or run afoul of the criminal justice system. To highlight this topic a special panel of guest speakers and moderators have been assembled for this discussion. All are welcome.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 6:00 PM
Moderator: Lee Harris
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See the full list of Recovery Month events and and details at vorsmc.org/recovery-happens. All events are virtual. Please register in advance.

If you or some you know is in need of mental health and/or substance use treatment or support, call Behavioral Health & Recovery Services at 1-(800) 686-0101 or visit www.smchealth.org/bhrsservices

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