Weekly Wrap-Up
November 20, 2020

Thank You and Stay Safe

During this season of being grateful, Mental Health America of California would like to thank you for your ongoing support, partnership and collaboration. We are grateful for the contributions made to each other, our communities and our state. By working together we make California better for all. 

As COVID cases surge across the country, we encourage you to stay connected to loved ones but to also stay safe - practice social distancing, wear a mask and limit travel.  Though vaccine developments look promising, we still must be diligent in the fight to stop the spread. 
There will not be a Weekly Wrap-Up next week.  We will resume on December 4, 2020.


Loneliness and The Holidays
The holiday season is generally thought of as a time of joy and love, but for far too many people, it's a time of loneliness. Some people live far from family and miss seeing their loved ones this time of year; others dread going to holiday parties and New Year's Eve celebrations without a partner and end up staying home.
It's also common for people to feel emotional distance from the people they're with, thus feeling lonely even if they're in a room full of people. For those who feel a sense of loneliness, holidays can be a time of additional stress, including those like Valentine's Day or even Independence Day

Feeling Stressed by COVID-19?

Help is just a phone call away!

CalHOPE Warm Line:
(833) 317-HOPE (4673)
Are you frustrated? Stressed? Worried? Then call to talk with people like yourself and get emotional support and coping tricks. We can connect you with resources to help during these uncertain times.

Exit Interview: State Senator Jim Beall on Fighting 
for Mental Health Change

Termed-out San Jose leader talks about his years in state legislature and the politics of mental health
Jim Beall was 28 years old when he was elected to the San Jose Council. Forty years later, he's ending his political career after 14 years in the California legislature, the last eight of them in the Senate.
Beall has made mental health issues one of his primary areas of focus. He was a founding member of the Senate's Mental Health Caucus and served as its chair. And he has introduced dozens of mental health-related pieces of legislation over the years.

MHMD 2020 T-Shirts for Sale! 
MHAC heard you. Back by popular demand. Mental Health Matters Day 2020 t-shirts are back on sale. Note: Before orders can be filled, a minimum of 50 shirts must be sold. 


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