YELLOWHAWK SYSTEMS OF CARE hosted
a community barbecue featuring
information about systems of care
and mental health, as well as games,
face painting, a community art
project, and a bike safety course.
The event ended with dancing, hand
drums, and a big drum.
The COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN
SERVICES, OFFICE OF BEHAVIORAL
HEALTH hosted its first-ever Colorado
Wraparound Symposium, drawing 100
attendees. Wraparound facilitators,
family advocates, supervisors,
and system partners spent two
days enhancing skills and building
wraparound infrastructure in the state.
Participants also used SAMHSA’s live
webcast of the national event as part of
their Awareness Day activities.
In Los Angeles, PROJECT ABC released a public service
announcement in its Relationships Matter campaign to
highlight the importance of the relationships between
young children and their caregivers.
The MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF
MENTAL HEALTH, STATEWIDE YOUNG ADULT
COUNCIL, SUCCESS FOR TRANSITION AGE
YOUTH (STAY) TOGETHER GRANT teamed
up with Speaking of Hope to host a
campaign that included using green
water balloons as a way to symbolize
bursting misperceptions of mental and
substance use disorders.
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF INDIANA/YOUTH M.O.V.E. INDIANA
celebrated Awareness Day by conducting a social media
campaign throughout May to reduce misperceptions and
promote conversation around mental health issues.
The PASCUA YAQUI TRIBE-SEWA UUSIM COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP launched its second
annual “Show You Care, Be Aware!” campaign in collaboration with more than 10 tribal
departments. The site also hosted an intergenerational quilt-making event.
Communities all over the United States joined together on social media using the
#HeroesofHope hashtag to demonstrate their collective strength and unity.
In Florida, more than 1,200 people
showed up to celebrate ORANGE COUNTY’S
sixth annual “Healthy Minds Healthy
Lives” family fun day. The multicultural and
multilingual educational event celebrated
children’s mental health with families and
2016 FINAL REPORT