Lime Green Roundup: Mental Health Matters Month pt. 2

As May draws to a close, we want to thank everyone who posted lime green photos, created fence art, joined us at events, shared materials and otherwise celebrated Mental Health Matters Month in your communities. It was an exciting month and we are recapping with some more of our favorite moments.

In the Community

Lime Green Pets

May Events

May was a busy month, with several events across the state. Mental health advocates gathered together to celebrate Mental Health Matters Month, and to have fun!

On May 21, we recognized talented young filmmakers and change makers at the Directing Change Awards Ceremony. Earlier this year, youth and young adults created and submitted 60-second PSAs about mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Click here to learn more and see the list of winners.

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, FundaMental Change founder Angela Padilla

Next up was Mental Health Matters Day on May 22. This annual event at the California Capitol brings together people and organizations to raise their voices in support of mental wellness and fighting stigma. Visit the Each Mind Matters Facebook page for video highlights of the day.

And more baseball games! This May, Each Mind Matters teamed up with six baseball teams for mental health awareness days at the ballpark. Over the past couple of weeks we gathered to celebrate Mental Health Matters Month and cheer on the Padres, Giants, Angels, River Cats, A’s and Dodgers!

Our new PSA aired during each of the games, and you can check it out here if you missed it! The Oakland A’s went one step further and for the first time, hosted a mental health pregame forum, where advocates came together to talk about mental health. Thank you to our ballpark partners and partner organizations for celebrating Mental Health Matters Month with your fans!

Pregame Forum at Oakland Coliseum

Many thanks to everyone who made Mental Health Matters Month 2019 a May to remember!


For related content:

Lime Green Roundup: Mental Health Matters Month pt. 1

Announcing the Statewide Winners of the 2019 Directing Change Film Contest