VALENCIA, CA (April 29, 2021) — May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is set to provide a variety of resources to the community during the month.
As made evident by the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of maintaining good mental health is now at a premium. Prior to the pandemic, millions of Americans faced the reality of living with mental illness. While one-in-five people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can affect their mental health. During Mental Health Awareness Month, Henry Mayo is offering a number of activities, events and resources for the community.
On Saturday, May 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., staff from Henry Mayo’s Behavioral Health Unit will be at the Valencia Town Center (near MAC Cosmetics) to provide mental health information and resources.
On May 19, Henry Mayo encourages the community to wear green in promotion of strong mental health.
Throughout the month, Henry Mayo will also be providing over 15 mental health-related community education courses. Courses include “Practicing Mindfulness,” “Mental Health Awareness: Your Mind Matters (Question and Answer),” “Digital Detox,” “COVID-19's Impact on Mental Health: How to Protect Your Mental Well-Being in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” and more.
Finally, members of the community are encouraged to submit a completed hospital-provided coloring page to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 28 to be entered to win a prize. To download the hospital-provided coloring page, please visit henrymayo.com/community/may-is-mental-health-awareness-month/coloring-contest/.
For more information on these and all of Henry Mayo’s Mental Health Awareness month offerings, visit henrymayo.com/mentalhealthmonth.
ABOUT HENRY MAYO–Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is a 357-bed not-for-profit acute care hospital serving the Santa Clarita Valley since 1975. The hospital recently opened a new patient tower that includes 90 private patient rooms and a new Center for Women and Newborns, also with all private rooms. Henry Mayo is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and a STEMI Receiving Center. The hospital features state-of-the-art inpatient facilities, a neonatal intensive care unit, catheterization lab, infusion center, breast center and an outpatient surgery center. Additional services include cardiovascular, trauma, emergency, intensive care, neonatal intensive care, maternity, surgery, nursing, wound care, spine and joint, behavioral health, and acute rehab, as well as cancer, imaging, lab, digestive, respiratory services and physical and occupational therapies. Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is located at 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355-2083. For more information, visit henrymayo.com or call 661.200.2000.