Category Archives: Wellness Matters

Wellness Matters – January 2018

CaptureBe sure to check out the January issue of Wellness Matters! 

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

tdor 3These are the names of the 25 transgender people whose murders have been reported, here in the United States in 2017 alone. Today, on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, we remember and celebrate the lives of those who have been taken from us due to anti-transgender violence.

Last Thursday, November 16, the San Mateo County Pride Center held a candlelight vigil to commemorate the trans lives lost this year. Today from 6 to 8 p.m. the Pride Center will be hosting “What’s the T?” a dialogue series that will act as a starting point for local action around the issues that our transgender and gender nonconforming neighbors are facing.

Check out this Wellness Matters article for more on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, and how the San Mateo County Pride Center is offering support and inspiring change in the transgender and gender nonconforming community.

 

Wellness Matters – November 2017

Be sure to check out the November issue of Wellness Matters! 

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Amplifying Consumer Voices

In raising awareness around suicide prevention and celebrating recovery, our community sent a strong message this September: suicide is preventable and recovery is possible.

One of the most important things we did this September – and will continue to do all year long – is amplify the voices of those who have worked hard to overcome their behavioral health challenges. In sharing these stories, we embolden others to seek recovery as well. Read more

San Mateo County’s Year Round Suicide Prevention Efforts

Though September is coming to a close, BHRS is continuing its suicide prevention efforts all year long and so can you. Check out the MHSA Program Highlight from our last Wellness Matters issue to learn more about the Suicide Prevention Roadmap and the hard work of our Suicide Prevention Committee.

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BHRS Director Steve Kaplan Retires

As many of you know, today is Steve Kaplan’s last day as director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. Take a look at Steve’s last Wellness Matters columnwhere he reflects on his time and accomplishments with the BHRS team. We are all wishing him health and happiness in retirement! thanks and so long

New DUI Court Increases Public Safety

DUI Court Article PicBehavioral Health and Recovery Services, together with the San Mateo County Superior Court, District Attorney’s Office, the Private Defender Program and Probation introduced a new Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Court in San Mateo County on September 19.

The court provides second and third time misdemeanor offenders with a team that can link them to treatment and support services that were not previously provided as a part of the DUI process. Check out this Wellness Matters article for more on the DUI Court.

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