‘Embrace the Change’ event at CSUSB promotes mental wellness

     

An event to honor people who struggle with the daily battle to live mentally healthy lives will be featured at Cal State San Bernardino as part of Mental Health Month on Thursday, May 9.

“Embrace the Change: Moving Forward with Hope and Healing” will promote mental wellness, while embracing change, hope for the future and healing from the past, said event organizers.

Hosted by CSUSB’s School of Social Work, “Embrace the Change: Moving Forward with Hope and Healing” celebrates Mental Health Month by engaging CSUSB and the community in an event of bright colors, community and inspiration.

The event will include mental health resources, guest speakers and the spectacular and colorful “Parade of Flowers.”

Scheduled for 1-4 p.m. on the lawn in front of the John M. Pfau Library at Cal State San Bernardino, the highlight of the event will be the Parade of Flowers. All attendees will receive flowers to carry in the parade, which will move from the lawn area through the Santos Manuel Student Union and then north past the Student Health and Psychological Center to the College of Education Building.

Student organizations and campus personnel will be stationed along the route. At the parade’s conclusion, flowers will be collected and displayed, while participants will observe a moment of remembrance to honor people who have been lost because of mental health issues.

Since 1949, May has been officially recognized as Mental Health Month.

“Embrace the Change: Moving Forward with Hope and Healing” is free and open to the public Parking at the university is $5.

For more information, contact Laurie Smith at (909) 537-3837.

For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.