Below is a calendar of upcoming events and activities in Sacramento County where you can find out more about the “Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think” project. Project materials will be distributed by project partners at these events. At events marked with an asterisk (*), look for our booth to talk directly with project staff. The calendar also includes partner events in the community where you can find additional mental health resources.

Upcoming Events


My Sister’s House 14th Annual Run for Safe Haven

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
William Land Park
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Sacramento National Eating Disorder Association Walk

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017
Sacramento Capital Park
Hosted by: National Eating Disorder Association
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Pacific Outreach Health Fair

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Vietnamese American Community of Sacramento – 6270 Elder Creek Road, Sacramento, CA, 9582
Hosted by: Vietnamese Cancer Awareness, Research & Education Society (VN CARES)
Event Details



Did You Know?

Abraham Lincoln lived with severe depression and Winston Churchill lived with bipolar disorder.

Countless successful actors, writers, musicians and artists have lived with mental illness, including: Catherine Zeta Jones, Carrie Fisher, Margot Kidder and Ludwig van Beethoven.

News broadcasters Jane Pauley and Mike Wallace have publicly documented their bipolar disorder and clinical depression.

Olympian gold medalist Michael Phelps frequently discusses his Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder. Other famous athletes with mental illness include Golden Glove winner Jimmy Piersall, baseball players Dontrelle Willis and Zack Greinke and former football greats Lionel Aldridge, Herschel Walker and Greg Montgomery.

Read on to find out what's being done — and how you can help.

This program is funded by the Division of Behavioral Health Services through the voter approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).