Recap: Mental Health Awareness Week

We observed Mental Health Awareness Week during Oct. 1-7 this year, and provided a toolkit to inspire others to raise awareness and start important conversations with colleagues, friends and families. Thank you to everyone who wore lime green, posted on social media and attended an event in your community. Each action, no matter how small, gets us one step closer to ending stigma.

Here are some lime green moments from the week.

Each Mind Matters Out and About

The Tulare and Kings Counties Suicide Prevention Task force was invited to the Exeter Eagles #3608 Ladies Auxiliary’s Fall Tea Party, where they gave materials to attendees and were invited to speak about suicide prevention. Read more on Facebook.

The Riverside City College Law Society wore lime green ribbons and spread mental health awareness at Health Day on campus.

Amador County Friday Night Live members made posters, wore lime green and actively promoted mental health awareness throughout the week in their community. Nice work!

A ‘Check Your Mood’ booth at Palomar College distributed helpful materials and lime green goodies.

The Dragones Latinxs club at Sonoma Valley High School spread encouraging messages supporting mental health during Mental Health Awareness Week!

Talking It Out On Social Media

Every day during Mental Health Awareness Week, we asked our social media followers a question ranging from what they are doing to end stigma to advice for someone ready to speak up. Thank you to everyone who participated and responded to the questions! We received so many inspiring responses and we’ll be sharing all of them in a future blog post. In the meantime, here are a few responses.


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