WeHo City is Co-Sponsoring Two Virtual Events on Mental Health

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The City of West Hollywood is co-sponsoring two virtual events on mental health hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Westside Los Angeles Chapter (NAMI Westside LA). The Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) is an additional co-sponsor of each event.

On Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 5 p.m. there will be a Virtual Listening Session to hear from service providers and stakeholders about key topics and issues facing community members. The session will be moderated by Matthew Diep, founder of PsypherLA. Learn more about the Virtual Listening Session and register via Eventbrite.

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On Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 5 p.m. there will be a Virtual Mental Health Town Hall featuring advocates, service providers, and behavioral specialists. Learn more about the Town Hall and register via Eventbrite.

“Mental health awareness is a critical component for ensuring that we’re all recovering from the toil that the pandemic has caused while navigating the stigma sometimes associated with seeking mental health services,” said City of West Hollywood Councilmember John M. Erickson. “I’m thankful to NAMI Westside Los Angeles and all the organizers for putting together these events and for the City’s continued efforts to support mental health awareness.”

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. The month of May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month and is a time when organizations and mental health advocates work together to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI provides education, support, and advocacy to improve the lives of those living with mental illness, as well as their families and friends and mental health professionals. The nonprofit organization was founded in 1979, and now has more than 200,000 members and 1,200 affiliate groups. The NAMI Westside Los Angeles chapter is one of a number of affiliates of both the NAMI California and the NAMI National organizations in Los Angeles County and provides services in the Westside Los Angeles region.

For more information about these virtual events, contact Andi Lovano, the City of West Hollywood’s Community & Legislative Affairs Manager, at (323) 848-6333 or at alovano@weho.org.

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