MMH Month

May Mental Health Month 2024 is here!

Marin County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services (BHRS) is spreading awareness for better mental health and well-being in our County.  Together, we can create an inclusive and accepting community that is free of mental health stigma. One way we can do that is by sharing stories,  creating conversations, and finding connections, both to resources and treatment. 

One of our goals at BHRS is to support your mental health and those you care about, not just this month but throughout the year!

There are over 10 different events hosted by BHRS and community-based partners around Marin County, including: Marin County Suicide Prevention Collaborative, Marin 9 to 25, Gun Safety Collaborative, North Marin Community Services, Buckelew Programs,  NAMI-Marin, Marin County Youth Commission, Youth Leadership Institute, Enterprise Resource Center and Mental Health Advocates of Marin, Alcohol JusticeOD Free MarinMarin Healthy Youth Partnerships and more!

DOWNLOAD the full list of events in  English, Spanish, or Vietnamese.

DOWNLOAD the 2024 MMHM Poster (English / Spanish)

Questions? Email: kara.connors@marincounty.gov

Event Spotlight: Drew Robinson, Mental Health Advocate & Former Professional Baseball Player

Drew Robinson will share his story as a professional athlete and mental health advocate following a suicide attempt: May 9th from 5-8 pm at the College of Marin Diamond Physical Education Center. Register here for this free event! 

Thank you to our sponsors: Rotary Club-Novato, Ghilotti Construction, Marin County Office of Education, Marin County Office of Education, Perigon, College of Marin,  and our community partners!

Men and Boys Team

 

Join Us - May Events!

The focus of this meeting is on prevention strategies for safe and healthy school campuses. Location: Marin County Office of Education, 1111 Las Gallinas Road, San Rafael. Register here.

Hosted by Marin Healthy Youth Partnership. This discussion will focus on the connection between mental health and substance use. Register here.

Learn ways to keep a person safe who may be struggling through 6 steps. Location: Boro Center, 50 Canal St., San Rafael, CA 94901. Registration: Mr. Khoa Tran 703-943-0053 or ktran@multiculturalmarin.org

Teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer initial help, and guide a person toward care if necessary. Register here.

Hosted by NAMI-Marin. Register here.

As seen on ESPN, Drew will share his journey from professional athlete as SF Giant to being a mental health advocate after surviving a suicide attempt. Location: College of Marin Diamond Physical Education Center, 700 College Avenue, Kentfield.  Register here.

This course will teach how to help an adult who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or is in crisis. Location: Empowerment Clubhouse, 441 Drake Avenue, Marin City. Register here.

Hosted by the Marin County Youth Commission and partners: Marin 9 to 25, the Marin County Suicide Prevention Collaborative. Location: Terra Linda High School, 320 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael. REGISTER HERE!

Join Buckelew’s annual bike and hike event, fun for all! Location: Miwok Meadows, China Camp, Marin County. Register here.

This session provides foundation information on how to help someone who is in distress in a caring and compassionate way. To join the presentation, please click here. No registration required.

Location: McGinnis Park, San Rafael. More information and registration here.

This experiential improvisational theater will capture stories from the audience for learning and healing. Location: Homeward Bound, The Key Room, 1385 N. Hamilton Parkway, Novato. Register here.

Early Psychosis Division is an award-winning leader in addressing the early signs of psychosis and bipolar disorder.  Location: 16th361 3rd St. Ste B, San Rafael. Register: 94901Jim Christopher jchristopher@felton.org

Presided by: Bhikkhu Thích Thiện Tâm & Chân Pháp Cẩn In Vietnamese, or English/Cantonese. Organized by:  Marin Asian Advocacy Project. Location: 709 5th Ave, San Rafael. Register:  Mr. Khoa Trần 703-943-0053 I Mr. Vinh Lưu 415-847-2747
ktran@multiculturalmarin.org

Information and Resources

For disability accommodations please phone (415) 473-4381 (Voice), CA Relay 711, or email: disabilityaccess@marincounty.org at least five business days in advance of the event. The County will do its best to fulfill requests received with less than five business days' notice. Copies of documents are available in alternative formats, upon request.

If you request live translation, please email: kara.connors@marincounty.gov

Need support? If you are concerned for yourself or someone you know, contact the Suicide Crisis & Lifeline: 988 or text the Crisis Text Line (HOME to 741741).  For mental health and substance use services contact the BHRS Access Line (888) 818-1115.

Additional mental health resources can be found at the state-wide campaign, Take Action for Mental Health and the BHRS Suicide Prevention page.

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