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.
You have the following options to join the meeting virtually via Zoom:
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: email@example.com or call Jairo at 650-573-2890. Stipends will be provided.
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm
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.
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.
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.
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.