April 2018
Mt. San Antonio from Rancho Cucamonga: photo by Amanda Walker
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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

The conversation about mental health affects us all and Healthy RC is committed to spreading the word.

Mental Health Month

Join Healthy RC and communities nationwide to celebrate National Mental Health Awareness Month in May. As many as one in five Americans are affected by mental health conditions. Unfortunately, the stigma associated with mental illness keeps many people from seeking treatment for themselves or their loved ones. Nearly 60 percent of adults with a mental illness didn't receive mental health services in the previous year. Healthy RC partners with organizations and schools to help promote awareness of mental health, reduce the stigma associated with it, and promote overall health and wellness for individuals and the community.

Mental Health Month

There are many ways you can get involved with promoting mental health awareness. Over the last several months, Healthy RC, the Healthy RC Youth Leaders, Community Champions, and our community partners collaborated to dispel the stigma associated with mental health by organizing various mental health symposiums for the community. The next Mental Health Symposium is planned for May 22, 2018 at Central Park from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Join us in our initiative to destigmatize mental health during May's Mental Health Awareness Month!