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We're excited to share what we've been doing and what we're looking forward to!

Upcoming Events ...

 
On July 27, we will be participating in the Minority Mental Health & Wellness Resource Fair at African American Community Services in San Jose, CA. The Resource Fair will be a day filled with information, resources, and support for minority mental health and wellness. 


On September 8, we will have a booth at the Oakland Pride Parade and Celebration. Come by and say hello!


What we've been up to!


July 2024 - This month, we celebrate Minority Mental Health Awareness Month also known as BIPOC Mental Health Month.  The month aims to raise awareness of the unique challenges that racial and ethnic minorities face in the United States when it comes to mental health. These challenges include access to care and support.


June 2024 - We were proud to attend the San Francisco Pride Celebration representing the Foundation.  We were able to connect with several like-minded organizations, including SF Suicide Prevention and Stand for the Silent.  A great opportunity to remind our young people in the LBGTQ+ community that there are resources for anyone in crisis.


June 2024 - As an Oakland-born Foundation, we were proud to attend Lakefest Oakland, a summer festival with an emphasis on celebrating community and culture, and celebrating Juneteenth. This wonderfully diverse event allowed us a great opportunity to connect with educators and health care advocates in the Town we love.


June 2024 - As we celebrated Pride Month, we also acknowledged some sobering statistics. The 2024 Trevor Project National Survey on Mental Health found that LGBTQ+ young people are more than four times as likely to attempt suicide than their peers. 84% of LGBTQ+ youth wanted mental healthcare in the past year, but half of those youth were unable to access care. LGBTQ+ youth can visit our website for access to free mental health counseling, or access 24/7 crisis support by calling The Trevor Project's Suicide Hotline at 866-488-7386 or by texting START to 678-678.


May 2024 - The Foundation was proud to represent at T.H.U.G. Therapy in Oakland. T.H.U.G Therapy is a free bi-weekly workshop hosted by Bay Area rapper and community activist Mistah F.A.B. to provide a safe space for men, especially Black men, to open up about their mental health struggles and find healing.


May 2024 - In May we celebrated Mental Health Awareness month.  The NIH estimates that 1 in 6 youths in the US aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder, including anxiety disorder, depression, eating disorders and suicidal ideation; we reminded teens and young adults that free therapy is available to them through the Foundation.


March 2024 - The Foundation had the opportunity to partner with NAMI to present End the Silence mental health seminars to students at Skyline High School in Oakland, CA. We discussed signs and symptoms of mental health struggles, including suicidal ideation, and the importance of ending the stigma surrounding mental health conditions. We shared treatment options for treatment, including free mental health counseling offered by our Foundation.
 

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