We are quickly approaching that lime green time of the year again! 💚 Every May is Mental Health Month and California’s 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 ourvirtual 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!
¡Nos acercamos rápidamente a esa época verde lima del año! ¡Cada mayo es el Mes de la Salud Mental y el tema de California este año es #Share4MH! Para promover la participación 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 cómo practica el autocuidado.
Compartir cómo practica el bienestar mental.
Compartir cómo obtiene apoyo para su salud mental.
Compartir cómo superó el estigma.
Compartiendo su experiencia hacia el bienestar
Compartir recursos de salud mental
¡Vea nuestro folleto adjunto para generar otras ideas! También use nuestro fondo virtual en su próxima reunión virtual para iniciar la conversación.
Para ver nuestra lista completa de eventos públicos y gratuitos, formas de participar y recursos de salud mental, visite SMCHealth.org/MHM.
¡Comparta este correo electrónico con sus clientes/consumidores, colegas, amigos y comunidad!
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
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’s 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’ mental wellness!
Each year we partner with local agencies and community members to offer free events throughout 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 virtual backgrounds.
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.
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:
“We don’t heal in isolation, but in community.” ― S. Kelley Harrell
Express Unity and #ExpressYourself by attending/sharing one of San Mateo County’s 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:
● Create messages of encouragement and hope on your windows with sticky notes to show your support. Leave positive messages and doodles for your family members, your roommates or yourself! Click here to get started. Then snap a photo and share it on social media.
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 —or the ability to “bounce back” after difficult experiences—is 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’s 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’s day.
View and share messages of hope and recovery from the #BeTheOneSMC photo gallery.