World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day Oct 10October 10 is World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme covers “psychological first aid”. Today presents an opportunity to show support for the mental health advocates, health staff, teachers, and others who work together in communities locally and across the country through outreach, education, and advocacy.

While this issue is important to address year-round, this day is an opportunity for our community to come together to end stigma, offer support, and celebrate the progress we have made.

Here are three easy ways to get involved in Sacramento:

  1. Joining the Stop Stigma Sacramento Speakers Bureau (or inviting them to speak at your event!) You can visit their website at www.stopstigmasacramento.org/.
  2. Post materials that spread awareness in your office, or share with family and friends. Materials can be found here.
  3. Use Facebook or other social media to promote Stop Stigma Sacramento's youth-focused PSA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4op12kJohOw&feature=youtu.be.