This year, in celebration of May Mental Health Awareness Month (MMHAM), San Mateo County’s annual kick-off event will be on May 4th from 6-9pm at Cunha Intermediate School in Half Moon Bay.
Did you know 1 in 4 people experience a mental health challenge, but fewer than half are getting the help they need? One of the main reasons for this is due to the large amounts of stigma towards mental health.
At this FREE event, learn about mental wellness and how to stop stigma in your community. Learn about all the mental health resources available in your community to understand that help is available.
Enjoy FREE food, dance performances from local dance groups, poetry slams, short film screenings, wellness crafts, and more!
We welcome everyone!
For the first time, in celebration of San Mateo County’s (SMC) Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities, Chinese Health Initiative (CHI), Filipino Mental Health Initiative (FMHI), and Pacific Islander Initiative (PII) collaborate to host a free intergenerational feast for the community filled with delicious free food, inspirational speakers, raffles, and wellness practice performances.
Historically SMC’s AANHPI communities have had few events to recognize and celebrate one another. The goal of this event is to bridge the SMC AANHPI communities across ethnicities/ generations to be empowered together towards wellness. The event aims to strengthen relationships and break the AANHPI communities from their silos.
Please RSVP for the event by May 16th by emailing Kristie Lui at email@example.com or calling her at (650) 573- 5037.
We hope to see you all there!
Written by Kristie Lui, CHI Member
On Saturday January 27th, BHRS’ African American Community Initiative (AACI) hosted their 2018 Black History Month event and health fair. The theme was Wellness, Resilience and Recovery, with the purpose of empowering the community to take charge of their wellness and recovery using the resilience inside us all, and to celebrate Black History Month. This year’s event was held in San Mateo at the Martin Luther King Junior Community Center. The event was enjoyed by over 70 people consisting of community members/partners, Health System staff, and consumers. Over thirty plus community agencies provided information and materials on their services.
The co-chairs of AACI, Tennille Tucker and Talisha Racy co the hosted the event with Ms. Tucker leading the singing of the National Black Anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing”. Opening remarks were provided by Carole Groom of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, David Young, the San Mateo County Director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and Rick Bonilla, the Mayor of the City of San Mateo. Invocation was provided by Elder Alvin Swindell, the Pastor of Macedonia Church of God and Christ.
Reminder that this Saturday, the African American Community Initiative (AACI) is kicking off Black History Month with their event, Empowerment Begins with You.
Stop by to show your support as well as have fun with a free soulful lunch and inspiring speakers on suicide risk and substance use in the African American community and real stories from real people. There will also be interactive activities for children and cultural entertainment.
A healthy mind, body, and spirit promotes healthy families and communities.
For more info about the AACI visit their website here.
For more info about the event visit www.smchealth.org/empowerment.