County of San Luis Obispo Behavioral Health Awarded $113,000 for Youth Traffic Safety Initiatives
Date: 11/20/2023 2:22:10 PM
County of San Luis Obispo Behavioral Health Department today announced it has received a $113,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to increase education among young adults around responsible and safe driving. The Department’s Prevention & Outreach Division will use the funds to raise awareness about the risks of impaired, distracted, and unsafe driving.
County of San Luis Obispo Names New Behavioral Health Director
Date: 6/6/2023 11:00:58 AM
The County of San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors today approved the appointment of Star Graber, Ph.D., LMFT, as the new Behavioral Health Department Administrator, effective August 2023.
Local Youth Lead the Charge to Reduce Underage Drinking
Date: 8/31/2023 8:22:59 PM
This year, high school students from Morro Bay, Nipomo, and Atascadero High Friday Night Live (FNL) chapters launched campaigns to tackle underage drinking in San Luis Obispo County. Our students are on a mission to ensure that underage drinking rates continue to decline.
County of San Luis Obispo Behavioral Health Awarded $100,820 for Youth Traffic Safety Initiatives
Date: 1/31/2023 11:31:33 AM
The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) grant will be used to increase youth education around safe driving.
Local Libraries Host Awareness Gallery to Raise Awareness of Mental Wellness and Substance Use
Date: 4/10/2023 3:43:34 PM
The free, interactive gallery runs through April 30th at three local SLO County libraries and is available in English and Spanish.
Wellness Center Grant Awarded to Three SLO County High Schools
Date: 12/19/2023 2:10:43 PM
The San Luis Obispo County Friday Night Live Partnership has awarded three local high schools a one-year, $30,000 grant each, to implement and expand school-based wellness centers which will incorporate Social Emotional Learning best practices as well as a youth development framework, providing opportunities for young people to create environments where they feel safe and connected.
September Suicide Prevention Month
Date: 8/30/2023 10:36:30 AM
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and is the second leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of 15-34 years old. The Behavioral Health Department collaborates with several local agencies to reduce suicide by increasing culturally sensitive services, messaging, and community-based efforts that engage all members of the county.
SLO County Behavioral Health Provides Tips on How to Manage Seasonal Depression
Date: 12/13/2023 3:01:54 PM
As the fall and winter seasons unfold, many community members may find themselves grappling with a temporary and challenging emotional state known as seasonal depression. Here are some signs and symptoms, potential causes, coping strategies and resources, for those seeking support.
Dash, Dance, and Prance with Friday Night Live at Reindeer Run
Date: 11/16/2023 2:10:12 PM
The San Luis Obispo County Friday Night Live (FNL) welcomes all to this year’s Reindeer Run 5K! which will take place on Dec. 9 from 9a.m. to 11a.m. at Mitchell Park in San Luis Obispo. Register online by December 8th. For more information, please find us on Eventbrite, or visit slofnl.com/reindeer-run or contact Megan Frauenheim, [email protected].

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