Riverside County recognizes Mental Health Matters month

The Riverside County administration building is lit up during the entire month of May in recognition of Mental Health Matters Month. The county’s behavioral health department is making a concerted effort to reach out to all the county’s residents during this time of increased stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 crisis. Valley News/Courtesy of Riverside University Health System
There may not be a more mentally trying time in recent memory than the one many residents are experiencing now with the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 virus, the mandates and restrictions imposed by state and county leaders and the economic fallout that is already beginning to hit home. That’s why, for Riverside County, Mental Health Matters Month is especially important right now. “Typically in May, we do a lot of community outreach and events, which of course this year with COVID-19, we were prohibited from doing,” Diana A. Brown, manager of administrative services, prevention and early intervention with the Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health, said. “We knew that not only do we want to continue our mission, which is about bringing awareness to mental
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