31-day awareness calendar returns to address community mental health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and I’m proud to see local agencies and care providers working together to raise awareness around this important topic. Whether impacted directly or indirectly by mental health issues, I invite you to join us and do one thing every day this month to foster wellness and address the stigma that can be associated with mental health.
It’s easy! Community members are encouraged to check out the Mental Health Awareness Calendar, which includes tips, activities, and events to honor well-being and reduce the misconceptions about mental health. The calendar can be found online at bartonhealth.org/mentalhealthmonth, with more information. Participants can share their challenge activities on social media with #EachMindMatters.
Local events include:
Community Mental Health Collaborative Meeting
Friday, May 4 – 9:00 a.m.
Classroom E100 at Lake Tahoe Community College; 1 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe
Women’s Workshop: Unpacking Life’s Chaos
Saturday, May 5 – 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Community Presbyterian Church; 2733 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe
NAMI Family Support Group
Tuesday, May 8 – 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
South Lake Tahoe Library; 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe
Free Wellness Lecture: Taking Care of Your Mental Well-being
Wednesday, May 10 – 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Board Room at Lake Tahoe Community College; South Lake Tahoe
Parent Leadership Workshop
Fridays, May 11, 18 and 25 – 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
A Balanced Life, 2100 Eloise Ave., South Lake Tahoe
Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Thursday, May 24 – 6 p.m.
Hosted by Suicide Prevention Network; 2092 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Suite #400, South Lake Tahoe
The 31-Day Awareness Calendar is sponsored by Barton Health and Each Mind Matters, and is made possible by the community’s dedication to reducing the stigma around mental health.
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