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Health Ambassador Program

Hosted by The Office of Diversity and Equity 

As a community member with knowledge and experience, you can make a difference in the lives of families, friends, neighbors, and other members in your community who may be experiencing symptoms of a mental illness and/or a substance use problem. Health Ambassadors are individuals who are committed to helping to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals in their community and complete the Health Ambassador Program.

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Stigma Free San Mateo County

Be the One

Did you know that one in four people have a mental health condition? Chances are someone you know has a mental health issue that you may not know about because they are active, productive members of our community. But more than half of the people with mental health issues are not getting the help and treatment they need because of the stigma surrounding mental illness and fear others will judge them. You can Be the One to help.

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Storytelling Program

Storytelling Program

Hosted by The Office of Diversity and Equity

The Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) storytelling program empowers community members to share their stories of recovery and wellness to heal and to address issues within their communities. Participants engage in workshops that help them create and share their stories in different forms. Beginning with a framing question, facilitators support participants to share their stories as Photovoices or Digital Stories.

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Check out the BHRS blog, a forum for discussing policies and issues related to mental health and substance use in San Mateo County.

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