Mental Health California™ ushers-in a new era of anti-stigma education and empowerment through publishing, training, education, forums, and special programs that inspire and change lives.
Mental Health California™ Magazine is a free, quarterly publication designed to educate and enlighten Californians on health, mental health, and mental-wellness across the lifespan. Creatively designed with a fresh appeal, our topics include mindfulness, relaxation, meditation, exercise, nutrition, personal stories of resilience, and more. Clinical disorders such as anxiety, depression, substance-use disorders, bipolar disorder and other conditions are also covered, and we also profile resourceful organizations and everyday people with lived experience who inspire others to achieve wellness. Our multi-media magazine is specifically designed to empower and visually engage a wide variety of readers.
Mental Health First Aid™
Mental Health First Aid™ is an evidence-based, in-person training program with proven ability to teach individuals how to recognize and respond to the warning signs of mental illness and substance use disorders and link people with appropriate treatment and support. Mental Health First Aid™ increases the understanding that mental illnesses are real, common, and treatable. Originating in Australia in 2001, Mental Health First Aid™ has expanded to more than 23 countries worldwide. It is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Outreach and Education Campaigns
We also design and conduct multi-tiered outreach and education campaigns designed to engage, inform, and inspire. Our experience in multi-cultural outreach and communications allows us to offer multi-layered campaigns tied to specific communities such as schools, neighborhoods, geographic regions, or cultural groups. Our campaigns offer teaching, training, sharing circles, events, special publications, speakers, eAlerts, clinical supports through partnerships, and connections to mental health resources.
Mental Health California™ also presents periodic community forums accompanied by special publications and multi-media communications activities. We believe that mental-wellness information needs to spread throughout the entire community, particularly to unserved, underserved, and low-income communities that may not receive their news from traditional sources. We open-up dialogue on a wide variety of issues as a way to educate, improve access, and spread hope.
Our signature event - the California Champions of Mental Health Charity Awards Dinner and Concert - offers a winning combination of awareness, presentation, and celebration. Extremely popular and well-attended, our sponsors realize true community impact through this special event held each November. With our past experience in producing some of the most impactful events in our region, we ensure thoughtfully-produced, memorable experiences for our diverse and valued attendees. In 2017, we presented a richly layered, highly successful inaugural event to showcase our mental health education and training services to the community. The event was co-hosted by Mr. Leon Guidry, the voice of the "Smooth Vibe" on Sacramento's KDEE 97.5 FM. The evening was capped-off with a dynamic performance by saxophonist, composer, producer, and vocalist Eric Darius, an international smooth jazz superstar whose single, “Breakin’ Thru”, officially reached #1 on the Mediabase Smooth Jazz Chart. With over 250 in attendance, the audience was treated to excellent entertainment along with a variety of speakers across the mental health and wellness landscape, yet with a singular focus: education, awareness, and hope.