Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Board Hosts Community Heroes Awards Ceremony May 3

Event Honors Individuals Making a Difference in the Lives of People with Behavioral Health Illnesses

WHAT The 6th annual Community Heroes Awards Ceremony and Reception honors community members who have made an extraordinary difference in the lives of people with behavioral health illnesses. 

WHO Community members, local programs, elected officials, and Crisis Intervention Team officers will be honored at the awards ceremony. Award descriptions are attached.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 2:30-4:30 p.m. The awards presentation will begin at 3:40 p.m.

WHERE:  San Jose Masonic Center, 2500 Masonic Drive, San Jose.

WHY: Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. 1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family. Even though most people can be successfully treated, less than half of the adults in the US who need services and treatment get the help they need. These awards honor individuals and programs devoted to providing behavioral health services to those in need of these services throughout Santa Clara County.

During May is Mental Health Month help us spread the word when featuring prevention, awareness and support activities and stories by showing you're #IntoMentalHealth.

For more information, call 408-793-5677 or [email protected].

About the Behavioral Health Board

The Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Board, composed of members of the community at large, clients and family members of clients of the behavioral health system, represents the public interest and advises the HHS Behavioral Health Services Director and the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on matters related to the administration of behavioral health services in Santa Clara County.

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April 28, 2017​

Media Contacts: Joy Alexiou​

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