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.

Happy Holidays from the “Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think” project team!

Upcoming Events


Year of the Dog Gala

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
Hiram Johnson High School– 6879 14th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95820
Hosted by: Chinese New Year Cultural Association


2018 Lunar Flower Fest & Tet Festival

Saturday & Sunday, February 10th & 11th, 2018
Saturday & Sunday, February 17th & 18th, 2018
Little Saigon District - 6525 Florin Road, Sacramento, CA 95823
Hosted by: Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce



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, Demi Lovato 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 Basketball Star Royce White, wide receiver Brandon Marshall, 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).