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This just in from the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health! – WE RISE 2020 VIRTUAL MAY

Written By: raconte - May• 01•20
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On May 1st at 10:00 AM Director Dr. Jonathan Sherin will announce:

  • May is celebrated nationally as Mental Health Awareness Month to spotlight the importance of mental health issues and access to care for everyone. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased fear, anxiety and stress dramatically, so visibility and awareness for this important issue are needed now more than ever.
  • In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Mental Health will launch WE RISE 2020: Virtual May, a community capacity building celebration of healing, mental health and wellbeing powered by creative expression and connectedness. Now in its third year, our WE RISE campaign has been completely adapted for virtual platforms with original performances by diverse artists and celebrities, interactive workshops and unique programming with messages of inspiration and motivation and other special moments. Details are available on la – watch a collaboration with Get Lit and an event preview.

Free access to Headspace Plus, a gold-standard virtual guide to meditation and mindfulness. By going to, all Los Angeles County residents can access a free subscription. Available through 2020, residents can use this tool to get hundreds of science-backed guided meditations in English and Spanish, as well as mindfulness and sleep exercises to help address rising stress and anxiety.

You can watch live on May 1st at the following links:


  • Facebook at
  • YouTube at
  • Twitter at
  • *Members of the public and media can listen in by telephone:
    • English:    (877) 873-8017, Access Code: 111111
    • Spanish:   (877) 873-8017, Access Code: 222222
    • Mandarin: (877) 611-4778, Access Code: 9516097
    • Korean:    (877) 611-4778, Access Code: 9275591

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