MAY 23, 2018

9:30am - 2pm

Click here to see our event flyer!

Click here to register for this FREE event!

Click here to visit our Facebook event page

Click here for more sponsorship information.


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.


More info coming soon!

Event Organizer



If you are interested in being an exhibitor at Mental Health Matters Day, please click here for more information.





Click here for more information for exhibit space.

California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies (CASRA)

California Behavioral Health planning Council

California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA)

California Department of Veterans Affairs

California Institute For Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS)

California Veterans Benefit Fund (CAVBF)

California Youth Empowerment Network

County Behavioral Health Directors Association (CBHDA)

Disability Rights California

Mental Health of America - California

NAMI California

National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter (NASW)

National Union of Healthcare Workers

PEERS (Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Service)

UC Davis Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

Wellness Works