Published: 22 May 2021 / 22:19 PDTUpdated: May 22, 2021 / 10:21 PM PDT
FRESNO, California (KSEE / KGPE) – The Fresno County Behavioral Health Department hosted an event on Saturday to raise mental health resources in the community.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It is something that has taken on a whole new meaning after the tumultuous year that was 2020.
Central Valley Suicide Prevention Hotline, NAMI Fresno, and the Department of Public Health teamed up for the event.
“We usually hear that one in five people will experience a mental health challenge in a year. We know that this number has increased significantly due to the pandemic. People who have not had mental health issues or concerns about these things in the past are experiencing them, they may have increased those who may already have them, ”said NAMI Fresno CEO Chris Roup.
They handed out kits that included local resources, mental health guides and fun self-care activities.
NAMI Fresno also held its 17th annual NAMIWalks. This time, it was virtual.