Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month around Kern County


May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services is celebrating with a list of events and activities designed to increase awareness and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health.

One in five people will be affected by mental health or substance use issues in their lifetime. To kick off the events, the board of supervisors will host a presentation on mental health.

Consumer Family Learning Center Anniversary Celebration and Resource Fair
May 3, 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at 2001 28th Street, Bakersfield 93301
Everyone is invited for free food, games, kids activities and karaoke.
Help us celebrate recovery and mental health awareness as we kick off Mental Health
Awareness Month with an anniversary party for the Consumer Family Learning Center!

When Illness Becomes Wellness Art Show
The 2018 Month of Art “When Illness becomes Wellness” is a compilation of inspiring artwork created by consumers and local artists.  This collection is dedicated to raise awareness about how art enhances well-being and stimulates positive change.
May 1-5: CFLC Bakersfield (2001 28th Street)
May 9-30: at The Bakersfield Fox Theater
May 1-31: Guild House (1905 18th St.)

Special Mothers Day Movie Presentation- Inside Out
May 10 at 5:00 p.m. at the Beale Library

Simposio de Salud Mental
Mental Health Symposium for the Spanish Speaking Community
15 de Mayo, Casa Royal Banquet Hall located at 1401 California Ave.
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
(Puertas abren a las 8:30 a.m.)

‘Power of Music’ Music Festival
May 19, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Martin Luther King Park

The 19th Annual Academy Awards
May 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hodel’s Restaurant located at 5917 Knudsen Dr.

Free Gala & Screening for Mental Health Awareness Month-Infinitely Polar Bear
May 30 6:00 p.m. at the Bakersfield Fox Theater (2001 H Street)
Tickets must be picked up in advance. Dress to impress.

Wear Green, Save Green!
Help us raise Mental Health Awareness and get some great deals at the same time!
Wear your Green Ribbon to any of our supporting vendors during the month of May and get great discounts and exclusive special offers just for supporting mental health awareness in your community.
Ribbons are available at 2001 28th Street, Bakersfield

For a complete vendor list:

Special Mothers Day Movie Presentation

MAY 10 at 5:00PM at the Beale Library

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