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May 2016


Lime Green Moments

Directing Change Awards Ceremony Honors Youth Filmmakers 

On May 20, Directing Change held the fourth annual award ceremony at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, Calif. to honor statewide winners of its youth film contest. Read the piece by on the power of this program.

Hundreds Gather at the Capitol for Mental Health Matters Day 

Mental health organizations united for an event at the Capitol in Sacramento on May 24 to raise awareness and offer support. Guest speakers included former NFL player Herschel Walker, activist Yashi Brown and assemblymember Rocky Chavez. Watch the coverage...

Voices of the Movement

Throughout Mental Health Matters Month, millions helped spread the word to eliminate stigma. Here are a few articles that capture a range of powerful perspectives:

Mental Health in Pop Culture

Texas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson penned an op-ed for Time magazine on mental health and pop culture. Read her words...

University President Reveals Mental Health Struggle in Speech 

University of Cincinnati president Santa Ono surprised his audience and Twitter followers by revealing suicide attempts during his youth. Read more... 

"Mom, did you know I was depressed in high school?" 

A psychology student recorded her first conversation ever with her Pakistani mother about her depression for NPR's Only Human. Hear the story... 

Social Video Shares Poem of Support

Each Mind Matters created a four-part series of social media videos that each week revealed a new stanza of a poem about reaching out for support. Click on the images below to view each video and watch the complete video here.


Each Mind Matters thanks all those who took part in events and activities across the state during Mental Health Matters Month. Together we are helping to eliminate stigma and make it possible for those who need support to seek it. Keep reaching out and speaking up! THANK YOU!
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