May Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! We are committed to bringing support and awareness to our community, because mental health matters! Below you will find a variety of FREE events and activities. Can't make an event? You can still show your support at home by downloading our Activity Guide or browsing the Take Action for Mental Health Toolkit online.
Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more May Mental Health updates and activities.
Upcoming Events 2022:
Events at Local Schools
We will be attending open house events to hand out mental health self-care kits at the following school sites in May. Sites are open to parents and students enrolled at each school:
- Thursday, April 28, 6pm-7:30pm at Laguna Middle School
- Thursday, May 5, 5:30pm-7pm at Templeton Middle School
- Wednesday, May 25, 5:30pm-7pm at Mesa Middle School
Distributions with SLO Food Bank
We are partnering with SLO Food Bank to hand out mental health self-care kits at select food distribution sites in May! Stop by a location below to participate. No registration required.
- Wednesday, May 11, 4:30pm-6pm at Lillian Larsen Elementary
- Thursday, May 19, 3pm-4pm at Cambria Grammar School
- Tuesday, May 24, 4pm-6pm at Dana Elementary
Join us virtually for this inspiring evening, where you'll hear stories of overcoming mental health adversity and be filled with hope for a brighter future. Be sure to arrive at 5:00pm to meet some prominent County figures at our resource fair before the speakers get onstage. Then, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, we will hear our key speakers' stories of hope. We're honored to host the illustrious basketball player Chamique Holdsclaw, Olympic gold medal winner and WNBA Rookie of the Year, as she shares her own personal experiences with depression. View the Journey of Hope 2022 event flyer!
- Wednesday, May 11, 5pm-8pm, Virtual Event
Our annual Bike Breakfast is back! This event promotes Bike to Work Week and May Mental Health Awareness Month. A great way to take care of your mental health is by exercising! Community members are encouraged to bike to the event for breakfast, music, games, and more. Take your breakfast burrito to-go or stick around for activities and conversation.
- Wednesday, May 18, 7am-9am, at Behavioral Health Department
Related Forms & Documents
Frequently Asked Questions
- Wear GREEN to show your support for Mental Health Awareness!
- Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the loop with fun May Mental Health updates and activities!
- Attend on of our May Mental Health Month events to receive a self-care bag and take care of your mental health all year long.
- Download one of our activity pages and share your work on social media!
- Mental Health Matters Coloring Pages
- Take What You Need
- Mental Health Green Ribbon Wall Art Installation
- Print out a Green Ribbon to hang on your door to bring mental health awareness to your neighborhood.
- Phone a friend, family member, or colleague you haven't spoken to in a while to check-in. Mental Health Awareness takes a village!
Check out our Activity Guide for more ideas on how to take care of your mental health.
Share the video below or repost a Mental Health Awareness graphic/article found on our Instagram and Facebook.
If you or someone you love is looking for Mental Health Services, please call our access line at 1-(800)-838-1381. To learn more about the Mental Health Services we offer, you may also visit our Youth Mental Health and Adult Mental Health web pages.
Please contact our access line at 1 (800) 838-1381 for information or to schedule an appointment. All services are available in Spanish.