Does prayer, spirituality, faith, or belief enhance your personal wellness?

Join us for the annual Alameda County Everyone Counts Campaign: National Mental Health Day of Prayer and Celebration! This free, open, and family-focused event will take place on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at the Courtyard in front of the County Administration Building.

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The Day of Prayer event features many engaging and uplifting activities, including participative art, live music, performances, food, and Tai Chi. Make sure you show up on time to take advantage of everything that this event has to offer. There is no need to sign-up ahead of time. Everything is free and open to the public!

This year’s event will honor the lives of forgotten mental health consumers. Those who have suffered under systemic oppression, hospitalization, and incarceration. Those who were discriminated against and denied their rights. And those who are still underserved and stigmatized today.

Before California has transitioned from a mental health system centered around state-administered hospitals to one characterized by county oversight, many consumers were disempowered and mistreated by the system of care that was in place at that time. This year’s Day of Prayer encourages attendees to remember those who suffered in the past, and reflect on ways that we can make our collective future more inclusive and humanistic.

Please join us for the National Mental Health Day of Prayer and Celebration 2018!

Peers Envisioning and Engaging In Recovery Services is a community mental health non-profit located in Oakland, California. We confront mental health stigma by delivering support groups, workshops, and community outreach. Visit us online at www.peersnet.org

The Alameda County Everyone Counts Campaign, formerly known as the Social Inclusion Campaign, is an effort of Alameda County, funded through the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI), to reduce stigma, prejudice and discrimination and to increase social inclusion for individuals living with a mental illness diagnosis. Visit www.everyonecountscampaign.org

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