WHY WE RISE and WE RISE are calls to action, asking you to join a movement to break through barriers and defy old assumptions about mental health care and the many related social conditions that compound problems and hurt our communities.  Together we can fix a broken system.

This campaign is an ongoing project of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) launched during Mental Health Awareness Month in May 2018. LACDMH provides a wide variety of mental health-related services to hundreds of thousands of people each year, offering hope, recovery, reconnection and wellbeing.

Funding for this campaign and related events was authorized by a unanimous motion of the LA County Board of Supervisors, using a portion of state tax funds given to LA County and earmarked for prevention and early intervention. These mental health tax dollars were made possible by the voters of California who passed Prop 63, voting to increase funding for mental health services.  Learn more at www.calmhsa.org.

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WHY WE RISE is made possible by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health with support from the Mental Health Services Act.