First National Day of Prayer for Behavioral Health and Understanding


Mental illness and addiction touches nearly everyone but they’re not generally topics of discussion at the water cooler.

Tuesday, however, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Native Americans and others joined together with officials with the county’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services to bring attention to the issue and offer prayers for recovery at the County Center in downtown Redwood City.

“There is a climate occurring in this country that seems to divide and pull us apart. Coming together today is a powerful message about unity,” said Steve Kaplan, director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.

Tuesday was a “National Day of Prayer for Behavioral Health and Understanding” across the country and in San Mateo County for the first time.  Read the full story in The Daily Journal