Recovery Happens is Thurs., Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. During the virtual event, celebrate individuals in recovery and the work of local treatment providers. Plus, hear from our keynote speaker, Pinnacle Treatment Centers CEO Joe Pritchard, about his story of recovery. For more info and to RSVP for the free and virtual event, visit https://recoveryhappens.vfairs.com/.
National Recovery Month promotes and supports new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery possible. To view all the ways you can celebrate with us including attending special events, visit our Recovery Month webpage.
It's September! 🎉 Join us all-month long as we celebrate National Recovery Month, National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)! Plus, National Women's Health & Fitness Day is Sept. 28.
Recovery Month celebrates the journey toward recovery and promotes understanding of substance use disorders. You’re encouraged to wear purple throughout the month and to participate in exciting special events.
Suicide Prevention Month is a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this important topic and the need for comprehensive approaches to prevention, early intervention, treatment, and postvention.
For Hispanic Heritage Month, San Bernardino County honors the vast contributions of the Latinx community, the importance of increasing behavioral health awareness, and reducing stigma and barriers to care by providing culturally appropriate services.
Women’s Health and Fitness Day focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women, including behavioral health.
Students are heading back to school and the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health’s Resilient and Real podcast is back with a new episode about student mental health.
Sonia Rubio, DBH Program Manager of the Office of Prevention and Early Intervention, and André Bossieux, DBH Program Manager II of the One Stop TAY Center, talk about the importance of focusing on student mental health and provide helpful resources for youth and adults.
Catch the latest episode available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music, Facebook, online or wherever you get your podcasts.
Kristen Mungcal, DBH Program Manager I, joins the Resilient and Real podcast to talk about what Clubhouse and Community Connections is and how the peer-run support centers help individuals who are managing their behavioral health. Plus, Kristen gets real about how she practices self-care. Catch the latest episode available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music, Facebook, online or wherever you get your podcasts.
For Self-Care Week, DBH staff were encouraged to participate in two self-care themed virtual classes - Breathing and Stretching, hosted by Dr. Cristina Miñana Pérez, and an Origami Heart class, hosted by Kelsey Conroy.
If you were unable to attend either of the live virtual classes, you can view the recordings here.
Check out the DBH Self-Care Week page to learn more about how you can be entered in a raffle for a prize!
Check out the Self-Care Coloring pages we have received from DBH staff, including some other great coloring artwork! Visit the DBH Now Self-Care Week page to download the coloring pages and submit your own!
As Independence Day and the celebration of the birth of our nation quickly approaches, remember that the Fourth of July is a time when well-intentioned fireworks can trigger and increase feelings of anxiety, sadness, fear, and painful memories for persons who have been impacted by trauma.
The following suggestions may help:
We hope you have a happy and safe holiday!
Check the video to see who the winners are for the final lime light contest drawing! Thank you again to all the staff who participated in the contests. Check out the contest photos on DBH Now News.
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