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Mental Health Month

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2024 Mental Health Month
May is Mental Health Month!

Hosted by The Office of Diversity and Equity

Each year, San Mateo County joins our state and country in celebrating Mental Health Month (MHM) in May. MHM is one of the best times of the year to increase awareness and inspire action to reduce stigma against those with mental health and substance use conditions. Each year we partner with local agencies and community members to promote events free and open to the public throughout the county.  

We are excited to share with our partners and communities that the theme for 2024 May Mental Health Month is Heal Through Connection #SMCAgainstLoneliness

Each year, San Mateo County joins our state and country in celebrating Mental Health Month (MHM) in May. MHM is one of the best times of the year to increase awareness and inspire action to reduce stigma against those with mental health and substance use conditions.

Our Board of Supervisors passed a resolution in January declaring loneliness a public health crisis and pledging to promote social connection in our communities. According to the 2023 San Mateo County Health and Quality of Life Survey, 45% of residents in San Mateo County residents were experiencing difficulty with loneliness and isolation. 

Now more than ever it is important that we find ways to connect with one another. This May, we encourage folks to connect with others at one of our free public events, connect to resources, and connect with your community by getting involved. 

Join our 2024 Mental Health Month Planning Committee by registering here

Stay tuned for more details on 2024 MHM happenings! If you have questions or comments in the meantime, please reach out to the MHM Planning Committee Co-Chairs: 

Kristie Lui | She/Her/她 | kflui@smcgov.org
Sylvia Tang | She/Her/她 | stang@smcgov.org | 650-578-7165

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