Category Archives: Events

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

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.

Recovery Month: Help is Available

National Recovery Month highlights that recovery works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.  

We know that each recovery journey is unique—there are numerous treatment options and recovery pathways available to those dealing with substance use and/or mental health disorders in San Mateo County.

Learn how you can support someone who has who is struggling with alcohol or drugs and the types of treatment options available.   

Call the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Access Call Center at 1(800) 686-0101 (or for hearing impaired, dial 711). For more information or visit 

Recovery Comedy Show: “One Laugh Time” with Mark Lundholm

In support and celebration of Recovery Month, come join us for a night of comedy, “One Laugh Time,” featuring Mark Lundholm.

September 29, 2020 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
MC: Brendan Winans

See the full list of Recovery Month events and and details at All events are virtual. Please register in advance.

If you or some you know is in need of mental health and/or substance use treatment or support, call Behavioral Health & Recovery Services at 1-(800) 686-0101 or visit

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