Published: April 26, 2019
Every May, Sonoma County comes together to raise awareness about mental health. In Sonoma County, approximately seven percent of the population lives with a serious mental illness. Each year 20 percent of Sonoma County residents will experience a mental health issue that impacts their ability to function effectively in some area of their life.
Through increased outreach efforts and other opportunities during Mental Health Matters Month, the County of Sonoma Department of Health Services Behavioral Health Division, in collaboration with community partners, emphasizes the importance and effectiveness of increasing awareness of mental health services and decreasing stigma by hosting a variety of activities and events:
Mental Health Month Activity Calendar 2019 (PDF: 196 Kb)
The Each Mind Matters campaign encourages everyone to start conversations, listen openly to one another and support a loved one with mental health challenges. For Mental Health Matters Month tools and resources go to:
Toolkit: May is Mental Health Matters Month 2019