Mental Health Matters Day 2014
Mental Health Matters Day brought together leaders and visionaries from all over the state to share ideas, tools and resources for reducing stigma and raising awareness of mental health.
Through a dynamic speaking program and resource booths
hosted by mental health and community-based organizations across California,
approximately 1,500 attendees were empowered to explore existing opportunities
and bring them back to their communities.
Mental Health Matters Day attendees enjoyed interactive exhibits and live entertainment that reflected the rich diversity and culture of California.
The speaking program featured inspiring words from pioneers of the mental health movement
and new perspectives on eliminating stigma from youth leaders.
Young people from throughout the state shared their stories and innovative work,
many for the first time.
Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg reflected on the
10 years since the the Mental Health Services Act.
Congresswoman Doris Matsui (pictured), Assemblymember Rocky Chavez and State Senator Jim Beall shared their perspectives on mental health leadership and policy.
Touched by their experiences, attendees wrote their personal pledges on the
Each Mind Matters Pledge Wall.