Mental Health Awareness Fair to take place at Gilroy Library

Media Advisory
May 17, 2018


Multitude of resources, fun activities planned for daylong event

WHAT:

Resource fair around mental health issues, featuring local service providers. Fun activities.

WHO:

  • Santa Clara County departments of Public Health, Behavioral Health, and Education
  • Community Childcare Council of Santa Clara County
  • Bay Area Legal Aid, Project Sentinel
  • Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Presenters on emotional intelligence and trauma, workshops for kids and parents
 

WHEN/WHERE:

MORE DETAILS: HERE

Gilroy Library 350 W. 6th Street
10 am – 4 pm Gilroy, CA 95020
Saturday, May 19th, 2018 (408) 842-8207
 

WHY:

One in five Americans deals with one or more forms of mental illness during their lives. Gilroy Library is one of six facilities in the state chosen to bring together a wide range of speakers, family friendly activities and support service providers to help library patrons and community members. *


* This project was supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the California State Librarian.
 
 
About the Santa Clara County Library District
 
The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) promotes knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. Its collection includes more than 2 million books, videos, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks and extensive online resources accessible from home or work. In 2014, SCCLD celebrated one hundred years of service to local residents. For the last several years, SCCLD has been consistently recognized as one of America’s Star Libraries by Library Journal. In 2017, SCCLD was ranked among the top ten large libraries in the United States in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. In 2014 and 2015, SCCLD won Innovator Awards from the Urban Libraries Council.
The Santa Clara County Library District includes two bookmobiles, an online library, seven community libraries and one branch library serving Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. In 2017, the Santa Clara County Library District had more than 328,000 library cardholders and welcomed 3.2 million visitors, who borrowed over 9 million items.