Each Mind Matters Out & About

Each Mind Matters change agents have been working tirelessly throughout California to end the stigma surrounding mental health, and below are just a few highlights of their incredible efforts:

Peer Recovery Art in Modesto, Calif. created space in its gallery for Each Mind Matters lime green gear to show support of the mental health movement. The goal of Peer Recovery Art is to end stigma, revitalize downtown areas, while implementing new strategies for an all-inclusive, and therefore healthier, community.

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The San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health set up an Each Mind Matters table at a recent Rialto Fire Department open house on Oct. 13. They distributed bracelets, pamphlets and other valuable mental health information to attendees to help grow the mental health movement!

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West LA College and NAMI Westside LA hosted a Directing Change screening event on Sept. 30. Videos produced by high school and college students across California as part of the Directing Change Film Contest were shown to raise awareness of mental health stigma reduction and suicide prevention efforts.

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Each Mind Matters was proud to partner with Active Minds and their public education exhibit Send Silence Packing to distribute resource information to attendees. The award-winning exhibit that displays 1,100 backpacks representing the number of college students who die by suicide each year toured California counties earlier this month stopping at universities and public spaces.

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Each Mind Matters had a team at the NAMI Walks Los Angeles event on Oct. 3 and the organization saw the biggest turnout for Los Angeles County to date. The goal of the event was set at $440,000, and the amazing supporters – both in attendance and those unable to make it – raised $437,381! We are so proud to have been a part of the event, and can’t wait for next year.

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Each Mind Matters and Directing Change attended the California Association of School Counselors Conference on Friday, Oct. 9 in Riverside, Calif. The conference focused on five themes this year, one of which was Mental Health in Schools. A table was set up to inform those in attendance about how students can get involved in the Directing Change Student Film Contest to educate about stigma reduction and suicide prevention efforts.

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