Message from California Clubhouse.
“California Clubhouse is seeing GREEN! We are excited to celebrate and show our support this Mental Health Awareness Month by launching our YouTube channel where we will post videos with the theme “Each Mind Matters: Express Yourself”. This month, we are working with our community to post 30 seconds videos “focusing on how expressing ourselves in different way can raise awareness about mental health.”
Check out our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIdMIrih8dHx8or-YGT348Q
We are asking our greater San Mateo County community to post #ExpressYourself videos to raise awareness and break down stigma – 30 seconds is all you need! Post on our Facebook and/or Twitter pages and share with family and friends!
Stay safe and healthy – we look forward for seeing you at the various Virtual Events throughout the county this month.
– California Clubhouse”
This week, you can Express Your Well-Being and #ExpressYourself by attending/sharing one of San Mateo County’s FREE and virtual May Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) events listed at bit.ly/2020mham (please note space is limited!).
Maintaining your well-being through regular self-care prevents burnout, reduces the negative effects of stress, and helps you refocus – and it doesn’t have to cost a thing.
However, making time to focus on your well-being isn’t always easy. Self-care isn’t about being selfish or getting a reward — it is a critical part of maintaining our well-being. As author Brianna Wiest says: “Self-care should not be something we resort to because we are so absolutely exhausted that we need some reprieve from our own relentless internal pressure. True self-care is not salt baths and chocolate cake, it is making the choice to build a life you don’t need to regularly escape from.”
Real self-care is a thoughtful practice that builds well-being over time. Here are some resources to help build this practice and express your well-being:
May Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) Coordinated by MHAM Planning Committee and Office of Diversity and Equity.
#BeTheOneSMC to #ExpressYourself
If you or a loved one are in need of mental health local support for mental health and substance use issues, contact these 24/7 numbers:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
- Starvista Crisis Hotline (San Mateo County): 650-579-0350
- ACCESS Call Center (San Mateo County Behavioral Health Services): 800-686-0101
- California Peer-Run Warmline: 855-845-7415