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May is Mental Health Matters Month in California

This past year, California saw more than its fair share of devastation – both natural and man-made. Many were left distraught in the wake of it all and wondered how they’d “bounce back.” Research states that resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have.

Resilience includes learned behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be developed. Therefore, we have an ongoing opportunity within our communities to build resilience among those around us to live longer, healthier and happier lives. Each of us can play a role in helping others feel comfortable talking about mental health by having open conversations and encouraging those who need it to seek support.

Each May, NAMI California, California’s Each Mind Matters Initiative, and many others work to spread awareness of the importance of recognizing mental health as a vital part of wellness with a set of initiatives and events. To learn more about what people are doing to spread mental health awareness across California throughout the month, visit the Each Mind Matters events page.

One such event is a pair of mental health awareness-themed Major League Baseball games in the Bay Area this May. Each Mind Matters, NAMI California and others will bring mental health awareness to San Francisco Giants fans on Wednesday, May 15, and to Oakland A’s fans on Saturday, May 25. To learn more and buy tickets, visit the Each Mind Matters website.

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