Grand Park Visual Takeover
We Rise 2021 welcomes the beginning of this month-long campaign with a visual takeover of Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles.
We Rise 2021 welcomes the beginning of this month-long campaign with a visual takeover of Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles.
Check out the 10 library locations throughout Los Angeles County showcasing Love Letters in Light, featuring over 300 heartfelt and uplifting messages from local poets and artists. LED message boards have been installed on the outside of the locations listed below. Like slow, analog tweets emitted in light, Love Letters in Light acknowledges the heartbreak […]
Community Pop-Ups, part of the WE RISE initiative of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, take place across all Los Angeles County neighborhoods, in partnership with over 50 community groups, artists, grassroots leaders, healers and other LA County Departments. WE RISE highlights and supports the vital community-centered and civic work taking place in […]
Drag Queen Story Hour gives kids glamorous, positive and unabashedly queer role models and captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is […]
WE Rise 2021 kicks off with inspiring words from LA County Supervisors and other special guests, previews of what's coming during Mental Health Awareness Month and celebrates the visual take over of LA County's beautiful Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles. If you missed this (or just want to relive the experience), click here to […]
WE RISE Self Care Sundays is an exploration and celebration of the many ways our LA County communities encourage self-care. This week we explore rolling skating in LA County and stick around for one of our favorites from last year - an all-levels flow yoga class to soulful music, led by Jana Johnson from The […]
In partnership with LA County Parks program “Every Body Plays," WE RISE 2021 has created an artists’ facilitated children’s chalk art program led by world class Chalk Artists that invites kids to create colorful designs at 55+ local parks around Los Angeles County. Bring your kids to a local county park in Los Angeles to […]
Join us as we revisit one of the most powerful panels from WE RISE 2020 - Heal & Triumph: Releasing Generational Trauma (Mental Health) Discussion. Join Dr. Rocio Rosales Meza, Devi Brown and Gloria Lucas for an hour-long discussion on generational trauma: what it is, how it impacts our view of ourselves, and explore ways […]
Art Rise, part of the WE RISE initiative of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, is a series of 18 outdoor art installations and 3 special projects in 14 locations, created in collaboration with museums, cultural institutions and artists. Each work in the series uses the power of art toward collective wellbeing, health […]
This week, join Amber Crane for these stories: A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O'Leary The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish Swish Swish by Lil' Hot Mess Firebird by Misty Copeland Monster Trouble by Lane Fredrickson Drag Queen Story Hour gives kids glamorous, positive and unabashedly queer role models and […]
Don’t miss this special performance of ELOHIM’s brand new song STRUT, followed by a powerful conversation with Elohim and Torri Shack about caring for your mental health. And ELOHIM'S personal struggles with mental illness and how she copes as an artist and expresses it through her music. If you missed this (or just want to […]
Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher and Certified, Intermediate-Junior-II Iyengar Yoga teacher, as well as Certified from the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Yvonne Caro Caro has been pursuing her interest in Hatha Yoga since 1991 and currently teaches private lessons, group classes and multi-day workshops under the auspices of The Fire of Yoga. Yvonne draws constant inspiration from […]
The film shows that by supporting social-emotional wellbeing, inspiring a sense of belonging and developing creative skills, the arts help us make sense of the past, act powerfully in the present and imagine the future. The documentary was developed by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the Arts Ed Collective and KCET, […]
Join us as we revisit one of the most powerful panels from WE RISE 2020 – Asking for Help & Healing (Eating Disorders + Mental Health Discussion). Join a candid and challenging conversation on mental health, recovery, and what it really means to ask for help. Amanda Crew, actress and Project HEAL Board member, moderates […]
Join San Pedro Mental Health Clinic in virtually celebrating the amazing talent of local artists Ricky Hernandez, Mario Dred, featuring muralist Levi Ponce, as they present their works and discuss how art has impacted their mental health. Live Q&A available after their presentations. Visit bit.ly/ColorMyWorld_2021 for more information and to register.
This week, join Tony Soto for: The Kindness Book by Todd Parr My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel Drag Queen Story Hour gives kids glamorous, positive and unabashedly queer role models and captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood. In spaces like this, kids are […]
In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, this panel explores mental health specifically related to the AAPI community in relation to creativity, dating, entrepreneurship and identity. Panelists to include Vickey Li, entrepreneur, Serena Hope Sun, founder of Breaking Taboo and Chloe Longfellow, Vice President of Tangible Movement. If you missed this […]
Linda Nishio is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor who has practiced Iyengar Yoga for 20 years and has been teaching for 15 years. She has traveled to Pune, India on 6 occasions to study with the Iyengar family and have attended numerous workshops and conventions with senior Iyengar teachers. Linda has a Master of Fine […]
An hour-long virtual panel moderated by Catalina Villegas, of Spectrum 1's "Your Weekend," featuring three of NAMI Greater Los Angeles's “In Our Own Voice” presenters, all representative of our audiences, as panelists. The panel will begin with a real-time mental health “pop quiz,” transition to a candid discussion about living life with mental health needs […]
Un panel virtual de una hora y moderado por Catalina Villegas de Spectrum 1 “Es tu fin de semana,” con tres de los presentadores de "In Our Own Voice" de NAMI Greater Los Angeles, todos los panelistas son representantes de nuestras audiencias. El panel comenzará con “un cuestionario sorpresa” sobre salud mental, transicionará a una […]
The Directing Change team is excited to announce our 9th annual Awards Ceremony, being held virtually on Facebook Live! Please join them live on Tuesday, May 18th at 7 pm PST as we share the top films from this year’s Directing Change Program & Film Contest, and as we announce the statewide winners for 2021. […]
Kick off Mental Health Action Day by participating in a drum circle with Drumming for Your Life. The Drumming for Your Life Institute is excited to be part of Mental Health Action Day to advance the cause of mental health by giving greater awareness to the problems and offering solutions. We are dedicated to using […]
Power shapes our wellbeing. Race and income can have a much greater impact on our health than medicine or doctors. For young people, that means the systems and environments that surround them affect how they will view and access mental health support systems. With inequitable and discriminatory structures in place, finding ways to destigmatize mental […]
Join us as we revisit one of the most powerful panels from WE RISE 2019 – Suicide & The Semicolon. A safe, healing space for people affected by suicide—both survivors of attempted suicide and those impacted by suicide—to share their experiences in conversation. Torri Shack, founder of Tangible Movement, joins artist Miguel, conductor Christopher Rountree, […]
On May 22, 2021, NAMIWalks will be a virtually virtual experience, united with NAMIWalks across the country. NAMIWalks Your Way means instead of putting one foot in front of the other, you get to put one feat in front of the other: participants get to use their creativity, with the main rule that we continue […]
Esta semana únete a Hummingbird Meadows para: Mi Princesito de Cheryl Kilodavis Soy Jazz de Jessica Herthel y Jazz Jennings Hora del cuento Drag Queen ofrece a los niños modelos a seguir glamorosos, positivos y descaradamente queer y captura la imaginación y el juego de la fluidez de género de la infancia. En espacios como este, […]
WE RISE and Get Lit celebrate Why I Rise Poetry Contest winners and showcases each poet’s work. Five individual winners will receive a $1,000 cash award, and five honorable mentions will receive a $100 cash award. If you missed this (or just want to relive the experience), click here to watch on our YouTube page.
Lisa Bellamore is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS). "There is one general rule of thumb that helps me to find the balance I need to be at my best: 'You’ve got to nourish to flourish.' I make […]
Didi Hirsch is excited to stream our inaugural Mental Health Is Health experience May 26, 2021 in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. The Mental Health Is Health experience was designed by Didi Hirsch and partners to ensure mental and physical health are finally treated equally in the US. By giving everyone a positive mind-body experience, we aim to […]
For the past ten years, Brooklyn-based artist Jennifer Karady has worked with American veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to create Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan, staged narrative photographs that depict both their individual stories and reveal their difficulties in adjusting to civilian life. The film takes the viewer through the multi-layered process of […]
Data show mental health and addiction challenges escalated sharply during the pandemic. Now, more than ever, our health care system must be prepared to fully reimburse providers for the preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services people need. Stronger enforcement of the 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, which requires insurers to cover treatment for […]
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month and to help raise funds for increasingly vital mental health resources, UCLA Health and AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, are proud to announce “We Shine Together,” a virtual mental health awareness concert featuring John Legend, Black Pumas and Joy Oladokun. The free benefit concert, […]
Join us as we revisit one of the most powerful panels from WE RISE 2020 – Empowering LGBTQ+ Stories, It Gets Better! Join It Gets Better for a discussion and screening of films from Fearless, a groundbreaking video series that highlights the stories of pioneers from the LGBTQ+ equality movement in Los Angeles.
This week, join Valora Von Tease for: Pride 123 by Michael Joosten and Wednesday Holmes Tabitha and Magoo Dress Up Too by Michelle Tea and Ellis Van der Does Jacob's New Dress by Sarah Hoffman Drag Queen Story Hour gives kids glamorous, positive and unabashedly queer role models and captures the imagination and play […]
Join us and learn how young people are using intersectional ways to improve mental health services and create an empowering student mental health movement. Hear about unique solutions from inspiring student leaders on how to mobilize to advance this important cause. The panel will include students Cyn Gómez, Issabella Romo and Wesley Lu, and […]
Elevate your health through mind and body with yoga coach Shirley Brown. Enjoy 45 minutes of gentle Vinyasa yoga, a beginner/intermediate flow class. Center yourself through your breath, transition to gentle ground movement, energize with standing poses, and return to the floor to release and let go. Practice box breathing and Savasana, resting and […]
This Memorial Day, WE RISE and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s Veteran Peer Access Network (VPAN) honor those who have lost their lives by building a more connected world. We envision a world where every service member, veteran and family member can find and access the wealth of supportive services through VPAN, enabling […]