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31-day awareness calendar returns to address community mental health

Natasha Schue
Natasha Schue
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Natasha Schue is the Community Outreach Coordinator at Barton Health, and active participant in the Community Mental Health Collaborative.

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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