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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Join us to spread awareness about mental health and to help break the stigma.

As we transition back to a more normal day-to-day routine, it is important to check in with your mental health, and that of your loved ones. The ongoing effects and uncertainty created by COVID-19 can have a particular impact on children and teens who may have a tough time coping emotionally. 

Daily items you can do to help improve your mental health include eating well to nourish your body, taking part in a physical activity like a walk in your neighborhood or gardening, getting outside, and maintaining healthy sleep habits. Or the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention offers information related to stress and coping throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit the CDC's Stress & Coping Webpage >>

Mental Health Month:

  • NAMI Family Support Group - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17  from 6-7:30pm
  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group (for loved ones of those who've died by suicide) - Tuesday, May 3 from 5:30-7pm
  • Mental Health First Aid Training - Friday, May 6 at the Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness
  • Mental Wellness Educational Session: Building a Resilient Community - Monday, May 9 4-5pm at Live Violence Free: 2941 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Wellness Webinar by Dr. Tracy Protell, Barton Psychiatry - Thursday, May 12 from 5-6pm 
  • City of South Lake Tahoe Proclamation at City Council Meeting - Tuesday, May 17 at 9am
  • One Conversation Conference hosted by Live Violence Free - Friday, May 20. Register in advance here.
  • Float a Flower Suicide Remembrance Event- Sunday, May 22 from 1-2:30pm at Paradise Park, Lake Baron. Register in advance: 530-721-0165

24-Hour Crisis Lines

El Dorado County Mental Health - 530.544.2219

Live Violence Free - 530.544.4444

Tahoe Youth & Family Services - 800.870.8937

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - 800.950.6264

National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 800.273.8255

Or view a list of Barton Health and other local Mental & Behavioral Health resources.

Each Mind Matters

Each Mind Matters is California's Mental Health Movement providing resources, content, stories, blogs, ways to get involved and more via their website, eachmindmatters.org.

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