One in every five children and adolescents experience mental health challenges, but many don't receive the help they need because of stigma. On Sunday, May 20, the Monterey County Health Department and its allies will host a "Family Fun Day" at Natividad Creek Park, where families can learn more about services available for them.
This free community event seeks to reduce stigma and raise awareness that mental health is part of a person’s overall health and well-being.
Improving mental health results in children have fewer arrests, getting better grades and school attendance and improving their functioning and well-being.
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