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March 2016

May is Mental Heath Matters Month and we're helping you get ready with tools and resources to raise awareness in your community. Get the links in this month's edition and also get the scoop on mental health stories making headlines now!

President George W. Bush, Billionaire Mark Cuban Join Texas Mental Health Movement 

President Bush, Mark Cuban and NFL legend Emmitt Smith are among many Texans joining the "Okay to Say" movement to end stigma. Watch here...

California Mental Health Advocates Featured in National Magazine 

Pam Lipp and her daughter Amanda shared their powerful story with Woman's Day magazine as part of a mental health series in partnerships with Kaiser Health News. Read their story...

Walk In Our Shoes Performance Returns to California Schools 

A nine-week tour is underway to teach elementary and middle school students about mental health challenges and stigma through an interactive musical performance. Get tour details... 

This is the Picture of Mental Illness 

SANE Australia and Getty Images partnered on "Picture This" project to survey more than 5,000 Australians to find out what they thought was a fair and accurate representation of mental illness. Read the results... 

Get Ready for Mental Health Matters Month! 

This May people across California will help spread awareness about mental health and show their support for the issue. Here are some tools to help you take action! 

Each Mind Matters Online Toolkit 

We have created a toolkit to help individuals and organizations celebrate Mental Health Matters Month. Whether you are just getting started or have an event in the works, the toolkit is sure to have something to take your activities to the next level. You'll find activities, a social media guide, templates and printable materials. Download the tools...  

Be Part of the Action on May 24!

You are invited to join the mental health community for the Mental Health Matters Day event in Sacramento on Tuesday, May 24. Organized by MHAC and many partners, the event will feature speakers, entertainment and food. Get involved...
  • When:
    • Tuesday, May 24
    • 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Where:
    • West Steps, Capitol Building
    • Sacramento, CA  

Promote Your Event! 

Let's get the word out about all of the Mental Health Matters Month events happening around the state. Add your event to the Each Mind Matters site and be sure to share photos with us on social media. Register your event...
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