For Immediate Release
April 23, 2018
Mental Health Awareness Month Will Open with Kickoff Event in Orange County
Anaheim, CA. Orange County’s Well Program will kick-off Mental Health Awareness Month on May 3 at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana with a special event starting at 4:30 p.m., and concluding at 7 p.m.
The kick-off event is open to the public and provided at no cost to learn about the importance of mental health and well-being. There will be guest speakers discussing topics related to wellness, activities and displays promoting well-being, as well as local resources for those seeking services. Children’s activities will also be available. The event will mark the beginning of a month-long series of events, workshops, and activities focusing on educating the community on mental health issues and helping community members access local resources with the goal of removing the stigma associated with mental health.
The Well Program is one of the 12 programs of the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center, and is part of an Orange County Outreach and Engagement Collaborative along with OCAPICA and Western Youth Services. Together, these three organizations cover all of Orange County and provide mental health services at no cost to the community. Services include short-term case management, counseling and therapy, and referrals to resources in the community. The Outreach and Engagement Collaborative is funded by the Orange County Health Care Agency, Behavior Health Services, Prevention and Intervention, and the Mental Health Services Act. Proposition 63.
To learn more about the events and activities in Orange County throughout Mental Health Awareness Month in May, please visit http://www.ochealthinfo.com/bhs/about/pi/mhm. For more information about the Well Program or for questions about the Mental Health Awareness Kick-Off Event, please e-mail: [email protected]. For more information about the Child Abuse Prevention Center, please visit www.BrightFutures4Kids.org