Daily Archives: July 10, 2016

In 2015, Oakland took the first step toward becoming a Stigma Free Town by passing the Stigma- Free Campaign Resolution proposed by former town council member Pat Pignatelli. Stigma-Free Zones aim to inspire public interest and open dialogues about stigma, raise awareness of the disease of mental illness and create […]

Oakland is Stigma Free

There’s an app for everything, and there are plenty of health related apps for exercise and diet — as well as mental health apps. PsychiatryAdvisor.com offers a list of their top 10 mental health apps: http://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/top-10-mental-health-apps/slideshow/2608/. Two popular apps that are free include Optimism and Pacifica.   FindingOptimism.com offers a group of self-tracking […]

There’s an App for That

MindMatters is an Australian mental health initiative for schools, and offers different methodologies that could be adopted in Oakland.   The goal of MindMatters is to improve the mental health and well being of children and adolescents. They have a framework that gives structure, guidance, and support, while enabling schools to […]

MindMatters Down Under

Everyone may not have the time to attend classes that provide hands-on training, detailed instructions, and recognized certifications – but everyone has 20 minutes to become knowledgeable in the basics of first aid – both physical and mental. Mental CPR ChangeDirection.org has partnered with mental health professionals to offer a 20 […]

20 Minutes, Save a Life