FREE Training: Introduction to Mental Health First Aid

May 7, 2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

Did you know one in five people has a diagnosable mental health condition? In our Beach Cities community, many adults and youth are struggling emotionally. 43.4% of Beach Cities adults reported experiencing significant daily stress. Join Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) in observing Mental Health Awareness Month in May and raise awareness about mental health and mental illness.

Here are three easy ways for you to shine a light on mental health in our community:

Educate Yourself
Know the Signs: Learn how to identify someone who may be in emotional distress and how to help. LEARN MORE
Find local health-related resources and information at bchd.org/resources.

Talk About It
The more we talk about it, the more mental health becomes normal. We need to talk about mental health with the same sensitivity, care and importance as physical health. It’s up to us to remove the stigma.
For parent tips on how to talk about it with your child, whatever it may be, visit bchd.org/talk.

Get Involved
Attend a BCHD community event and create social connections.
Volunteer with BCHD.
Participate in Screen-Free Week April 29 – May 5 and reduce your screen time.

Attend a FREE “Introduction to Mental Health First Aid” Training.

Tuesday, May 7
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Beach Cities Health District, 514 North Prospect Avenue, Lower level, Beach Cities Room, Redondo Beach

Wednesday, May 15
6:30 – 8 p.m.
AdventurePlex, 1701 Marine Avenue, Manhattan Beach

Tuesday, May 21
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hermosa Beach Council
Chambers City Hall, 1315 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach

Space is limited, registration is required. Light refreshments provided.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://bchd.org/mentalhealthawareness.