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Opportunity to Shape 2021 Mental Health Month in San Mateo County

Hello, Everyone!

You are invited to help plan 2021 May Mental Health Month (MHM) in San Mateo County! Most of our events and efforts will be virtual.

We will be meet the below dates on Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm via Zoom. The calendar invitation (will be sent later today) includes May dates which we will likely cancel so we can make time for special MHM events. For more meeting information, please see attached document.

February 25

March 11

March 25

April 8

April 22

June 3

You have the following options to join the meeting virtually via Zoom:

  1. Open web browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86392185483 (Meeting ID: 863 9218 5483)
  2. One tap mobile +16699006833,,86392185483# US (San Jose)
  3. Dial by your location:  +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) (Meeting ID: 863 9218 5483)

We hope to see you there!

Become a better advocate

Join the OCFA Advocacy Academy 2021, presented by The Copeland Center for those BHRS clients and family
members who want to make a difference.

The Advocacy Academy is for individuals with behavioral health challenges and their family members who want to learn skills to be effective advocates within BHRS and beyond. Learn the skills to bring your voice to the BHRS
committees, Health Equity Initiatives and all other workgroups. Advocate for positive change,
social inclusion, consumer & family education and outreach, and much more.

Training provided by trainers with Lived Experience from The Copeland Center for Wellness &
Recovery.

Date: Six consecutive Thursdays: February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1.
Time: From 1 to 3:30 PM
Location: On Zoom

For more information or to apply, contact: ocfa@smcgov.org or call Jairo at 650-573-2890.
Stipends will be provided.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm

1/27 – The Art of the Possible

San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) is pleased to present The Art of the Possible: Raising Resilient Children and Teens. This free virtual event is next week, on Wednesday, January 27th, from 5:30-6:30pm. There will be live Spanish translation during the event. More information in flyers below.

11/24 – Stigma Free San Mateo Spanish Workshop

Please share with your networks this event for a San Mateo Stigma-Free virtual workshop that the Office of Consumer and Family Affairs and Office of Diversity and Equity will be hosting in Spanish on Tuesday, November 24th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

This presentation will address the negative ideas and myths in regards mental health issues and substance use that often discourages or prevents people from seeking treatment, and how we can help reduce the stigma in our community.

 During these critical times, specially for our vulnerable communities, we reaffirm our commitment to bringing cultural appropriate access to BHRS available resources.

Free Flu Clinics this Week

COVID-19 FAcebook Live Series for Latino and Spanish speaking Communities

The Center for Healthy Communities within the California Department of Public Health has partnered with the Mexican Consulate to host a series of four COVID-19 Facebook Live events on Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m. (60 minutes each). 

  • The target audience are the Latino and Farmworker Spanish speaking communities.
  • Topics discussed include: COVID 101, worker’s rights, contract tracing, testing, mental health, and disaster preparedness.  
  • The events will stream on the Mexican Consulate’s Facebook page on October 27 and November 3 and 10, 2020, at noon on each day, at www.facebook.com/consulmexsac.

Refer to the flyer with information.

NAMI’s Annual NAMIWalks Fundraiser | Saturday, Oct. 10

Did you know 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness each year in the U.S.? On Saturday, October 10th, the National Alliance on Mental Illness  (NAMI) is holding their annual NAMIWalks fundraiser. 

This year’s event will be a little different: it will be a virtual event. Although we are not coming together as a large group, our participation is as important as ever due to the collective mental health needs of our community.

 We ‘walk’ to promote awareness of mental health, to reduce stigma, to build community, and to raise funds for NAMI’s mission of advocacy, education, support and public awareness. 

For more information about the walk or to donate.

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