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Free virtual Mental Health Month event happening this week!

Mon, 5/10- 6:30pm-7:30pm | Museum of Mental Health
Location: Zoom (Registration Form
Details: Visit museum, located on the site of the 130-year-old hospital used as the filming location for the Academy Award-winning movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” and now dedicated to education and fostering understanding of the many issues of mental illness, and helping to remove stigma.
Language: English
Contact: John Weaver | jnweaver@menlopark.org

Wed, 5/12- 1pm-2:30pm | Photovoice Panel Presentation by LEEW & Co
Location: Zoom Link or Dial 669-900-6833 (Meeting ID: 934 8070 2047 | Passcode: 207173)
Details: The Photovoice ‘Hope for Change’ project theme will encourage participants to frame their Photovoice stories around Hope, Resilience, Community Inclusion and mental health wellness. Their stories will share recovery and wellness journeys and processes in ways that will be clear, concise and connecting journals of human experience that will touch and engage members of the public.
Language: English
Contact: Jairo Wilches | JWilches@smcgov.org or Lee Harrison | LEHarrison@smcgov.org 

Wed, 5/12- 6pm-7pm | Meditation as an Approach to Handle Anxiety Uncertainty
Location: Via Zoom (Registration Form
Details: We’re living in a time that often feels confusing and stressful. People are more anxious and many experience a struggle to stay positive and true to our inner core. Through regular meditation, we can experience profound peace, bliss, and happiness.
Umesh Bhatia, a long-time meditator, will share the scientific research around meditation and offer a simple meditation technique you can use every day. We look forward to seeing you at this informative and centering experience.
Language: English
Contact: Jessic Ormonde | Ormonde@smcl.org

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ICYMI: Watch the 2021 Mental Health Month Livestream Kick-Off: #HopeForChange 💚

If you weren’t able to join us last Saturday, you can watch our 2021 Mental Health Month Kick-Off event here! Look forward to guest speakers commemorating May Mental Health Month, a delightful cooking demo, a calming nature meditation, and debunking of common myths about mental health.

For the full list of free virtual events happening throughout the month of May, visit SMCHealth.org/MHM.

Tobacco Education Coalition Celebration

The San Mateo County Tobacco Education Coalition will be hosting a community celebration to honor their collective work toward their vision of a tobacco-free community. They will celebrate the advancement of campaigns that help smokers quit and protect the health and well-being of all non-smoking youth and adults, and honor and acknowledge youth, young adults, organizations, and champions that have elevated tobacco education initiatives, policies and practices that protect the health of San Mateo County residents. Register to join the celebration on May 5 at 3 PM.

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.

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