Date: May 11, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mental Health Awareness Seminars by Mendocino County Health and
Human Services Agency Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) is facilitating free Mental Health Awareness seminars in two locations. The same information will be presented at both seminars and will take place on May 23, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Mendocino County Administration building in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, located at 501 Low Gap Road in Ukiah, and on May 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Mendocino Coast Hospitality Center, located at 101 North Franklin Street in Fort Bragg. These seminars will feature Will Hall, MA, DipIPW, as the key note speaker. Mr. Hall has taught and consulted on mental health, trauma, domestic violence, conflict resolution, and organizational development in more than eight countries and 50 organizations. He has written extensively on mental health, social justice, and environmental issues, hosted a radio show, and engaged in educational and community organizational work. Mr. Hall uses his personal experiences as a way to open dialogue about creating a new vision of mental health based on understanding meaningfulness and mental diversity. Both seminars are free, but registration is required and seating is limited. Registration closes when filled, so please register early! This event has been made possible by support from the Mental Health Services Act. The Mental Health Awareness seminars are part of a larger effort by Behavioral Health and Recovery Services to raise awareness in the community around reducing the stigma of mental illness, as well as raising awareness about the services and resources available. For more information about Mendocino County HHSA BHRS May is Mental Health Month events, please go to: http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/hhsa/mhsa.htm for the calendar of activities coming to a neighborhood near you!