May is Mental Health Awareness month and we are excited to announce the launch of a new social media toolkit, made exclusively for our partners, to help support families as part of our “Well Together San Joaquin” mental health campaign.
We want to put the focus on supporting parents and let them know that their emotional wellbeing is important--not only for them, but their entire family. When parents make their emotional wellbeing a priority, it helps set their children up for success!
This social media toolkit provides simple everyday wellness and self-care tips for parents and caregivers. To recognize Mental Health Awareness Month, we welcome you to download and share these six social media posts throughout the month of May (available in English and Spanish) on your social media channels. Help us let parents and caregivers know there’s a strong community of support behind them!
Did you know?
Strengthening family resiliency is key to reducing parent stress and supporting the emotional wellbeing of parents and children. Home visiting programs provide a range of free services to strengthen family resiliency and support parents and children. In 2019-2020, First 5 San Joaquin provided home visiting services to 688 families. Families participating in the FamilyWORKs home visiting program showed an increased connection to resources in the community (90 percent) and a decreased feeling of stress as a result of the program (76 percent).
Well Together San Joaquin is First 5 San Joaquin’s mental health campaign, intended to connect parents with community support, resources, and tools during times of need. For information, visit WellTogetherSanJoaquin.com.
Need help now?
Call 1-209-468-9370 to access the San Joaquin County Behavioral Services 24/7 Helpline to talk one-on-one with someone and get confidential support.
Whatever you're facing, from emotional health to basic needs like food or housing, 2-1-1 operators can help connect you with resources and services that meet your needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.