2016 Awareness Day Final Report - Page 13

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 community groups. 2016 FINAL REPORT 13