June 11: Approved ADMHS FY 2014-15 Budget Expansions are summarized here. An update from the ADMHS Interim Director regarding the budget and other matters is here.
August 12: ADMHS Statement on Killings Near Santa Barbara | Talking to Children about Mass Violence (NCTSN)
August 13: Compassion Centers Open
August 16: Door-to-Door Compassion Patrols Initiated
August 18: Summer Connections Newsletter published
September is National Recovery Month. Details here.
September 18, 8 am -12:30 pm: Targeted School Violence, Identifying, Assessing and Managing At-Risk Students, Oxnard
September 19, 4 - 6 pm, Santa Barbara, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Film, Overview, Discussion.
September 20, 11 am - 4 pm, Ryon Memorial Park, Lompoc: Recovery Day in the Park. Details here.
September 23: CEU webinar, Suicide, What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know
September 27, The 21st Annual Mental Health Arts Festival will be held in De La Guerra Plaza in downtown Santa Barbara, 11 am - 4 pm. Free and open to the public.
September 27, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Promotional materials are available here. For more information about where to safely dispose of prescription medications in your community, please see the Operation Medicine Cabinet brochure.
September 27, 12 noon - 3 pm: Sanctuary Centers will celebrate National Recovery Month with free BBQ lunch, raffle prizes, art show, live music, games and health screenings and fair, 125 W. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, between Chapala and De La Vina Streets.
September 27, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Casa Serena's 6th Annual Celebrate Recovery! Luncheon and Silent Auction, Santa Barbara, register here.
October 5-11: Mental Health Awareness Week
October 7: Suicide Prevention Forum, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, 3 - 5 pm. Flyer | Web Site
October 16: Harvest Festival at Growing Grounds Farm, 12 noon - 4 pm, 820 West Foster Road, Santa Maria. Details here.
October 18: Veterans Stand Down, Santa Maria Fairpark, 9 am - 3 pm.
November 1: Annual Road to Independence for transition-age youth in Camarillo sponsored by Casa Pacifica. Details here.
November 5: Suicide Prevention Forum, Santa Maria Radisson Hotel, 3 - 5 pm. Flyer | Web Site
November 6: Community Forum on Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), Crown Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel, 3 pm - 6:30 pm, RSVP required. Details in English here. Details in Spanish here. Sponsored by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.