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Announcements
May is Mental Health Month!

This year's theme, #Tools2Thrive, explores practical tools that everyone can use to improve their #mentalhealth and increase resiliency. Learn more and download the free #mentalhealthmonth toolkit here




Coronavirus Pandemic's Impact on Global Mental Health is "Already Extremely Concerning," UN says
 
There is a "high prevalence" of mental distress in countries across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic, especially among health care workers and children, according to the United Nations and the World Health Organization.
 



Connecting California's Frontline Healthcare Workers and First Responders with Mental Health Counseling
 
This project is a collaborative effort of California's licensed mental health professionals to provide support to health professionals, first responders and essential workers on the front lines fighting the COVID pandemic.
 
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors
California Psychiatric Association
California Psychological Association
National Association of Social Workers - California Chapter






COVID-19 Resource Page
 
MHASF wants to say that we understand and are here for you. We want you know that our combined efforts of self-quarantining will save lives. While physical social distancing is recommended, it does not mean we need to distance our selves from one another emotionally and mentally.
 
In these trying and honestly scary times, we want to help and support by doing what we do best, which is peer-to-peer support, information and referral, and holistic wellness strategies.




Lawmakers Seek Emergency Funds to Keep Mental Health, Addiction Treatment Centers Open
 
Several New York congress members and U.S. Sen Kirsten Gillibrand have sent a letter to leaders of the U.S. House and Senate requesting emergency funding for mental health treatment providers as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 outbreak.
 
Many behavioral health organizations (BHOs) are at risk of closing down amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, facing a potential $40 billion in revenue loss due to increased need for personal protective equipment, funding for staff overtime, televisits and modifications to outreach.
 

Virtual Events


All high school students are invited to join us on Friday, May 15th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (PST) on Zoom for an epic night filled with photo ops, raffle giveaway prizes every half hour, and of course the naming of the Virtual Prom King, Queen, and Royal Crown!
 
For anyone who knows a student that was disappointed that their prom was canceled, this event is especially for them! This will be a fun and safe space for students to still take part in this classic high school tradition despite the current COVID-19 crisis. Please feel free to share this amongst your personal and professional networks.
 
All high school students are invited to register in advance for this meeting.
 
After registering, students will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. High school credentials will be confirmed before admittance to the Virtual Prom. Prom wear is strongly encouraged!
 

 

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