Riverside County joins in national observance of “May is Mental Health Month”
Again this year, Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health will conduct community events and engage in community outreach to raise awareness and reduce stigma about mental health as part of Riverside County’s month-long observance of May is Mental Health Month. This national awareness campaign began in 1949 to promote a greater understanding of mental health and to support the wellness and recovery of those living with mental illness.
The public is welcome to all events. Information about all events can be located at the hyper links found on this page. Here are some of the events taking place across Riverside County in May:
Tuesday, May 8th - The 16th Annual John J. Benoit Desert Mental Health Arts Festival Art Show & Creative Writing Contest. Enjoy paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry, and more with live music and Door Prizes! A Free Community Event that supports the talents of Local Artists living with mental health diagnoses by showcasing their amazing Poetry and Art.
Tuesday, May 8, 2017 11 Noon to 3 PM
Taj Mahal Building, Riverside County Fairgrounds 82-503 Hwy 111, Indio, California 92201
Enter at Gate 4 off of Arabia Street
Thursday, May 24 - Fairmount Park in Riverside. A health and wellness resource fair will take place from 1pm to 5pm on the grounds of Fairmount Park in Riverside. Nearly 100 community organizations will be on-site to introduce their services and provide information. Exhibitors interested in participating in this event can learn more from the attached Exhibitor Registration Form. The public is welcome.
Saturday, May 5th - Perris City Hall, Front Lawn. A health and wellness resource fair will take place from 11am - 3pm featuring exhibitors and information from community organizations. Exhibitors interested in participating in this event can learn more from the attached Exhibitor Registration Form. The public is welcome.