Mental Health Matters Day 2018 keynote speaker announced!! Darryl “DMC” McDaniels from Run DMC will be joining us sharing his story of lived experience of mental health challenges! It will be a day to remember!
Nadia Ghaffari, Founder of TeenzTalk & Senior at Los Altos High School will present Empowering Youth Voice: Peer Support & Fostering Youth-Led Initiatives Around Mental Health
Nadia Ghaffari is a senior at Los Altos High School with a passion for youth mental health advocacy. She started the nonprofit TeenzTalk after her own experience with aiding in the prevention of her close friend's suicide; TeenzTalk focuses on education, open conversation, and youth empowerment to fight the stigma around mental health. She also spearheaded TeenzTalk's first-annual Teen Wellness Conference in September 2017.
Paul Gilmartin, event emcee and former host of TBS' Dinner & A Movie, hosts The Mental Illness Happy Hour, a podcast consisting of interviews with artists, friends, listeners and the occasional mental health professional about all the battles in our heads; from medically diagnosed conditions, past traumas and sexual dysfunction to everyday compulsive, negative thinking. The podcast has over 600,000 downloads per month, a 5/5 Itunes rating where it frequently occupies the top spot in Self-Help, was chosen by Esquire as one of the best podcasts of 2016, and was featured in the 2013 PBS Documentary, A New State of Mind.
Symphony of Rhythm Drumming presentation, Drum Café West Coast - In this harmony-rhythm interactive session, participants play boom whackers (tuned color percussion tubes). Participants can hear how their individual voices contribute to a greater whole. When all are working together in harmony, the power is palpable.
Hip Hop Therapy by Beats Rhymes and Life, Inc.
More info coming soon!
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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Greater Sacramento Area Chapter
California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies
California Behavioral Health Planning Council
California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies
California Department of Veterans Affairs
California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions
California Veterans Benefit Fund
Disability Rights California
Mental Health America of California | CAYEN | Wellness Works
Mental Health Association of San Francisco
Mental Illness: It's Not Always What You Think | A Sacramento County Program
National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter
National Union of Healthcare Workers
PEERS (Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Service)
Sierra Vista Hospital
State Council on Developmental Disabilities
UC Davis Behavioral Health Center of Excellence
Help support Mental Health Matters Day and purchase a keepsake t-shirt! Only $25 each and all funds raised will go directly to support this event.