Category Archives: Mental Health Awareness Month

Understand Intersectionality and Mental Health | #Share4MH

馃挱 Did you know? Communities of color with mental health conditions are less likely to receive mental health services than their white counterparts. Swipe through for some fast facts.聽

When discussing mental health, we need to inform from an equity lens so that all our communities can thrive.聽Keep the conversation going, and share one of your cultural wellness practices.聽聽

To access the graphics in English and Spanish visit our social media page here.

Visit SMCHealth.org/ODE to learn more and SMCHealth.org/HEI to get involved.

For our full list of free and public events and mental health resources, visit SMCHealth.org/MHM.聽

2023 Mental Health Month | #Share4MH

Partners and community members,  

We are quickly approaching that lime green time of the year again! 馃挌 Every May is Mental Health Month and California鈥檚 theme this year is #Share4MH! To promote engagement across communities in California and San Mateo County, we are asking everyone to find opportunities to share throughout the month. Sharing for mental health can look like:  

  • Sharing how you practice self-care.  
  • Sharing how you practice mental wellness.  
  • Sharing how you get support for your mental health.  
  • Sharing how you overcame stigma.  
  • Sharing your journey towards wellness 
  • Sharing mental health resources 

Check out our attached flyer to spark some other ideas! Also use our virtual background at your next virtual meeting to spark conversation.  

For our full list of free and public events, ways to get involved, and mental health resources, visit SMCHealth.org/MHM

Please share this email with your clients/consumers, colleagues, friends and community! 


Socios y miembros de la comunidad, 

隆Nos acercamos r谩pidamente a esa 茅poca verde lima del a帽o! 隆Cada mayo es el Mes de la Salud Mental y el tema de California este a帽o es #Share4MH! Para promover la participaci贸n en las comunidades de California y el condado de San Mateo, les pedimos a todos que encuentren oportunidades para compartir durante todo el mes. Compartir para la salud mental puede verse como: 

  • Compartir c贸mo practica el autocuidado. 
  • Compartir c贸mo practica el bienestar mental. 
  • Compartir c贸mo obtiene apoyo para su salud mental. 
  • Compartir c贸mo super贸 el estigma. 
  • Compartiendo su experiencia hacia el bienestar 
  • Compartir recursos de salud mental 

隆Vea nuestro folleto adjunto para generar otras ideas! Tambi茅n use nuestro fondo virtual en su pr贸xima reuni贸n virtual para iniciar la conversaci贸n. 

Para ver nuestra lista completa de eventos p煤blicos y gratuitos, formas de participar y recursos de salud mental, visite SMCHealth.org/MHM. 

隆Comparta este correo electr贸nico con sus clientes/consumidores, colegas, amigos y comunidad! 

2023-MHM-General-Flyer-Eng&SP

Register for 2023 May Mental Health Month Planning Committee Meetings

We welcome you to join our 2023 May Mental Health Month Planning Committee meetings (schedule below and in attached flyer).

Please register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqcu2prTwqE9a7I4H7l7dHKOD9TUWUhqgr.  

Day of the WeekDateTimeLocationFocus
ThursdayMarch 23:30-5:00pmZoomIntroduction & Measures of Success
ThursdayMarch 163:30-5:00pmZoomEvents & Advocacy
ThursdayMarch 303:30-5:00pmZoomEvents & Advocacy
ThursdayApril 133:30-5:00pmZoomCommunication & Outreach
ThursdayApril 273:30-5:00pmIn-person-
310 Harbor Blvd-Bldg E, Belmont
Communication & Outreach
Thursday (Note: This meeting has been cancelled)June 83:30-5:00pmZoomDebrief and Celebration

All but one of our meetings is scheduled to meet virtually. Please see above for details. You can find agenda, minutes and recordings at this website. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, please let us know. We plan to share the meeting recordings and minutes in case anyone wants to catch up or review the meetings. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, please let us know.

Please help us share this message or attached flyer on social media to help us spread the word.

Looking forward to collaborating with you!
Sylvia & Kristie
Co-Chairs, May Mental Health Month Planning Committee Meeting

2022 May Mental Health Month #SMCTakeAction4MH

Hello, 

As many of you know, May is Mental Health Month or, as we also like to call it, the lime greenest time of the year! This year鈥檚 theme, adopted from the statewide campaign, is #SMCTakeAction4MH. The theme encourages everyone to take actionable steps to address mental health and substance use matters. Over the past two years, the pandemic has been especially challenging for many of us. Your mental health is more important than ever. Throughout the month, learn ways you can take action to improve your communities鈥 mental wellness!

Each year we partner with local agencies and community members to offer free events鈥痶hroughout San Mateo County. This year, we are offering both in-person and virtual events!

To find our full calendar of events, learn ways to get involved, and find behavioral health resources. Visit our website here: SMCMentalHealthMonth.org.

Please promote Mental Health Month with your communities and networks by sharing our promo flyer and utilizing our聽virtual backgrounds.

In community, 

Kristie & Sylvia
Co-Chairs, May Mental Health Month Planning Committee
Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Office of Diversity and Equity

Sylvia Tang | She/Her/濂
stang@smcgov.org | 650-578-7165

Kristie Lui | She/Her/濂
kflui@smcgov.org

Minority Mental HEalth Month Speakers Panel – July 30

July is Minority Mental Health Month. Join BHRS and Heart & Soul for a special Seeing Through Stigma Speakers Panel “Strength In Communities.” The panelist include Alexis Madayag (community member), Deborah Wright (Heart & Soul board member), and Yvette Agua (Heart & Soul Peer Support Specialist) who will share their personal journeys from mental health challenges to places of hope, resilience, wellness, and recovery.

Friday, July 30, 2021 鈥 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Join via ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/99298291947

Download the flyer.

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!

Express Unity

鈥淲e don’t heal in isolation, but in community.鈥 鈥 S. Kelley Harrell

Express Unity and #ExpressYourself by attending/sharing one of San Mateo County鈥檚 FREE virtual May Mental Health Awareness Month events listed at bit.ly/2020mham (please note space is limited!).

This week, help put an end to stigma and promote community wellness by expressing unity as part of the mental health movement:

鈼 Create messages of encouragement and hope on your windows with sticky notes to show your support. 聽Leave positive messages and doodles for your family members, your roommates or yourself! Click here to get started.聽 Then snap a photo and share it on social media.聽聽

鈼 Take an active role in suicide prevention. Know the signs, find the words and learn how to reach out at www.suicideispreventable.org.

May Mental Health Awareness Month is coordinated by the 聽Planning Committee聽and the聽Office of Diversity and Equity.

#BeTheOneSMC聽to聽#ExpressYourself
#EachMindMatters



If you聽or a loved one聽are in need of聽mental health聽local聽support聽for mental health and聽substance use issues,聽contact聽these 24/7 numbers:聽聽

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255聽
  • Starvista聽Crisis Hotline (San Mateo County): 650-579-0350聽
  • ACCESS Call Center (San Mateo County Behavioral Health Services): 800-686-0101聽
  • California聽Peer-Run Warmline: 855-845-7415聽

Express Encouragement

How do people and communities deal with difficult events and challenges like a serious illness, the death of a loved one, relationship problems, the loss of a job, and other traumatic events? How can we provide support to our loved ones when they are struggling?

Research shows that resiliency 鈥攐r the ability to 鈥渂ounce back鈥 after difficult experiences鈥攊s not an innate trait, but rather a complex set of behaviors, thoughts, and actions that can be learned and strengthened. And one of the best ways to build resiliency is by fostering connections with the people around you, whether that鈥檚 people in your community or your friends and family. Strong, supportive relationships with close family, friends, and loved ones are a key element for a happier and healthier life.

This week, strengthen your community by expressing encouragement to those around you:

  • Share one of the Each Mind Matters Affirmation Cards with a friend, family member, colleague, or even a stranger. You can download a printable version or share these via social media.
  • We all need some extra encouragement from time to time. Print and hang this poster to brighten someone鈥檚 day.
  • View and share messages of hope and recovery from the #BeTheOneSMC photo gallery.

May Mental Health Awareness Month is coordinated by the聽Planning Committee and the Office of Diversity and Equity.

#BeTheOneSMC聽to聽#ExpressYourself
#EachMindMatters



If you聽or a loved one聽are in need of聽mental health聽local聽support聽for mental health and聽substance use issues,聽contact聽these 24/7 numbers:聽聽

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255聽
  • Starvista聽Crisis Hotline (San Mateo County): 650-579-0350聽
  • ACCESS Call Center (San Mateo County Behavioral Health Services): 800-686-0101聽
  • California聽Peer-Run Warmline: 855-845-7415聽

 

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