Student Clubs Raise Awareness for Mental Health

Last month for Mental Health Matters Month, California Community College students held peer-to-peer events to educate and raise awareness about mental health. Nine student clubs and organizations took part in activities which included teaching stress management, creating paths to both mental and physical wellness and more.

CCCThe Foundation for California Community Colleges, through funding from the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), awarded nine student organizations across the state $1000 dollars each as a mini-grant for mental health events. The application process was incredibly competitive, and the organizations awarded these grants were recognized as Lime Green Ribbon Partners by CalMHSA.

Caroline at YMMThe partners included: the Active Minds Club at Los Angeles Harbor College, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Club at MiraCosta College, the Gay Straight Alliance at Orange Coast College, the Mental Health Peer Educators at Riverside City College, the Psychology Club at San Bernardino Valley College, Mental Health Peer Educators at San Diego City College, the PEERS Program at Santa Rosa Junior College and the NAMI Club at West Valley College.

View a gallery of mental health events held on California Community College campuses on the Foundation’s Facebook page.