Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
On September 12, the San Mateo County Health System rolled out a new visual identity, including a new name, logo tagline and BHRS-specific logo lockup. We hope that as these items become widely recognized and associated with the excellent quality of our broad range of services and high integrity of our public health protection functions, to help us remain a deeply trusted and caring community partner.
Read the full Wellness Matters article for more.
This past fiscal year was filled with so many accomplishments for the Office of Diversity and Equity’s Storytelling program! We learned so much and engaged in storytelling with many people who within the different communities, partner agencies and divisions of BHRS to facilitate Photovoice and Digital Storytelling programs. Read more
San Mateo County is kicking off a two-year pilot program aimed at detecting instances of childhood trauma, re-imagining staff training and generating and refining resources to help children avoid development setbacks. Check out San Mateo Daily Journal’s article on the trial, featuring BHRS Deputy Director of Children and Youth Services, Toni DeMarco.
In partnershship with the San Mateo County Youth Commission, BHRS’ new education initiative aims to teach youth about the health effects of cannabis use. Check out www.cannabisdecoded.org (Parents, we have resources for you too!) and the accompanying Instagram account, @cannabis_decoded today.
Lack of stable housing can make recovery from co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues an endless struggle. Each year we celebrate the individuals and organizations that help individuals with co-occurring issues find or keep housing in San Mateo County.
We invite you to nominate a person (landlord, property manager, case manager…) or a program for the 11th Annual Housing Heroes Awards. Please return nomination forms to Daniel Lacampagne by Wednesday, September 5. Completed forms/photos of completed forms can be emailed (DLacampagne@smcgov.org), faxed (650-369-1501) or texted (650-454-7966). Read more
The San Mateo Daily Journal recently covered the Cordilleras Mental Health Center renovation, which will include specialized mental health treatment, expanded facilities and additional recreation opportunities. Check out the full article for more.
Be sure to check out the July 2018 issue of Wellness Matters!
This issue features:
- Cannabis Decoded Launches
- Starting Over with Assisted Outpatient Treatment
- David’s Desk
- Waverly Place Opens its Doors
- Dignity on Wheels Rolls into South County
- Pride Celebrates Inclusion and Solidarity
- Protecting Youth From Nicotine Addiction
- Bridging Communities to Wellness
- Mental Health Services Act Update
- Caregivers Reconnect and Reflect at Parent Project® Reunion
- More News
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