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.
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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