WHY WE RISE and the event WE RISE are calls to action, asking you to join a movement to break through barriers and defy old assumptions about mental health 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, serving the 10 million people of LA County with education and prevention programs and providing mental health-related services to over 250,000 people each year, offering connection, hope, recovery and wellbeing.

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