Mental Health Month

 
Support Mental Health Awareness!
Mental Health Month

Mental health challenges are very common. In fact, one in five adults experiences a mental illness in any given year. But with treatment and support, recovery is possible. Open Up and talk openly about mental illness. Watch this video!

Mental Health Matters!

Throughout the month of May, people from Riverside County and across California will come together to spread awareness about the importance of mental health. Learn how you can show your support and join the movement!

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What is mental health?

A variety of factors contribute to our feelings of wellness, including our physical, mental and emotional health. When we are in a good state of mental health, we are productive and adapt well to change and adversity. We might not feel blissfully happy, but we are able to handle life’s ups and downs with reasonable ease. When we lose the ability to handle life’s challenges effectively and with good perspective, a mental health disorder might be the root of the problem and needs attention. There are many kinds of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar and others. While we don’t know all the causes, we do know that they are real and treatable medical conditions, equally as important to address as physical ailments.

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Together we can make a difference.

Lime green is building momentum as the national color for mental health awareness. Wearing the lime green ribbon is a great way to open an honest dialogue with friends, family, classmates and coworkers about mental health. And it’s an easy way to show your support.

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Help is available.

If you or someone you care about is an emotional crisis or needs immediate help, call the HELPLine at (951) 686-HELP (4357)

Community Events
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15th Annual Desert Mental Health Arts Festival
Tuesday, May 9
12 noon – 4PM
Taj Mahal Building, Riverside County Fairgrounds
82-503 Hwy 111, Indio, California 92201

Enjoy paintings, drawings, sculptures jewelry and more with live music and door prizes! A free community event that supports the talents of local artists living with mental health diagnoses by showcasing their amazing poetry and art.

 
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Wellness and Resource Fair
Saturday, May 13
12 noon – 4PM
Foss Field Park in Perris
101 N. ‘D’ Street (Intersection of D St. and W. San Jacinto Ave.)

Join us for a music, entertainment, FREE health screenings, information on mental health, children’s activities and more! Food and refreshments will be provided.

 
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Wellness and Resource Fair
Saturday, May 25
1PM- 5PM
Fairmount Park in Riverside
2601 Fairmount Blvd. (Intersection of the 60 Fwy. and Market St.)

Join us for a FREE community event! Enjoy music, entertainment, complimentary health screenings, and activities for children and young adults. You’ll also find information on mental health and other community information. Food and refreshments will be provided.