A Note from Wayne Clark
Just as mental health advocates were joining together for Mental Health Awareness Week, the events at Umpqua Community College in Oregon reminded us how our efforts to bust the stigma associated with mental illness are critical. CalMHSA and our program partners responded promptly to educate Californians about mental health and speak out against false assumptions that perpetuate stigma and discrimination, preventing individuals from seeking help. You, too, can be a part of this movement for understanding and inclusion. Visit EachMindMatters.org to make a personal commitment to learn more, speak up, and reach out to ensure our loved ones, colleagues, and classmates know help for mental health challenges is effective and available.