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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 16, 2018, 9:52 am

Poor air quality in Contra Costa is expected to continue through the weekend due to the Camp Fire in Butte County. Stay indoors when possible and keep doors and windows closed. Avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, persistent coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, heart palpitations, nausea, fatigue or light-headedness. Visit baaqmd.gov for air quality information. Visit airnow.gov for current air quality conditions in your zip code. Visit cchealth.org/wildfire for smoke-related health information.


Media Advisory

May is Mental Health Month


March 30, 2004



Archived. This is an older press release from 2004 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2018 items.



WHAT

May is Mental Health Month and a daylong conference on the topic will attempt to "Take the Initiative to Combat Discrimination and Stigma."

WHEN

Friday, May 7, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., followed by a reception with separate admission nearby.

WHERE

First Presbyterian Church of Concord, 1965 Colfax St.

WHY

To help the community understand the impact of stigma and discrimination on people with mental health issues and to address as a community a number of issues, as represented by the following workshops at the conference: Looking at the Message; The Media and Stigma; and California and Bay Area Initiatives to Combat Stigma.

WHO

This mental health community event is presented by Contra Costa Health Services Mental Health Division’s Recovery Task Force and the Bay Area County Mental Health Directors. It will feature as its keynote speaker Patrick Corrigan, a Professor of Psychiatry from University of Chicago and nationally renowned author and researcher on discrimination and stigma. Other speakers include Steve Mayberg, director of the state Department of Mental Health.

HOW

The conference admission fee of $25 includes lunch, and CEUs are available for those in attendance. It is open to the public. For more information or to receive a registration form, call Aaron Kling at 925-646-5784 or Julie Boucher at 925-957-5169.


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