Category Archives: Announcement

Don’t Miss it – Housing Heroes, October 18

cartoon housesMake sure you don’t miss out on San Mateo County’s 10th annual Housing Heroes ceremony this Wednesday, October 18.

Join Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and San Mateo County Supervisor, Carole Groom to honor individuals who have helped those with substance use and/or mental health issues find or keep stable housing.

Hear inspiring stories from BHRS clients about these caring and compassionate Housing Heroes who make a difference and change lives. The event will be held at the Redwood Shores Library from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

For more information see the event flier or check out the press release.

Questions?
Diane Dworkin (650) 363-4111
ddworkin@smcgov.org

Resources for Those Impacted by Wildfires

Our hearts go out to those affected by the massive wildfires in Sonoma, Napa and Yuba Counties.

A traumatic event such as this is unexpected and often brings out strong emotions. People can call the Disaster Distress Helpline’s toll-free number (1-800-985-5990) and receive immediate counseling. This free, confidential, and multilingual crisis support service is also available via SMS (text TalkWithUs to 66746) to anyone experiencing psychological distress as a result of this event. People who call and text are connected to trained and caring professionals from crisis counseling centers in the network. The Helpline staff provides confidential counseling, referrals, and other needed support services. Read more

Learn How to Save a Life: Become a Youth Mental Health First Aider!

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Youth Mental Health First Aid is being offered on Wednesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 7 at the San Mateo County Office of Education. Sign up today! Class limit is 30 people.

Learn how to recognize the unique warning signs and risk factors of a mental health challenge and how to offer support that can make a real difference in a young person’s life! Educate and empower yourself to help bridge the gap between an adolescent experiencing a mental health crisis and getting appropriate professional help.

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County’s Flu Shot Clinic Schedule Now Available

Doctor and girl injectionIt’s not too early to get a flu shot. You can protect yourself and help prevent further spread of the flu by getting vaccinated. Older adults, pregnant women, young adults, children, and people with other underlying health conditions are most at risk of getting the flu, but everyone six months and older should get vaccinated.

Free Flu Clinic Dates and Locations 

It takes two weeks after being immunized to be fully protected. The vaccine only keeps you fully protected for about one year, so it’s important to get vaccinated every year. Read more

NAMI Walks 2017 – This Saturday

This Saturday BHRS will be participating in NAMI Walks 2017!  The event will take place on September 23 at Guadalupe River Park in San Jose from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Please join families, consumers, clients, providers and pets as we gather to support and honor the important work of the National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI).

See the event flier for more information.

Reducing the Risk of Suicide in Older Adults

olderadultsWhen most people think about suicide, young people come to mind. What many people do not know is that suicide rates are higher among older adults than any other age group. Physical and social challenges related to aging can increase the risk of depression, anxiety and isolation, but help is available for coping with these challenges. #BeThe1To support the older adults in your life and share the Institute of Aging 24/7 Friendship Line at 1-800-971-0016.  #SMCPrevention

To gain more in depth knowledge on how to prevent suicides among an older adult, you can attend the Suicide Prevention in Older Adults training on Friday, September 29 9:30-11:30am at 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood Shores. Register by 9/25 at www.smcolderadultsuicideprevention.eventbrite.com.

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