June is PRIDE Month

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month


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May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

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For wellness tips, visit: www.wellnesseveryday.org/wellness-tips


National Prevention Week is May 7-13

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National Prevention Week is a national public education platform showcasing the work of communities and organizations across the country dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of substance misuse prevention and positive mental health. www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week

Celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2023

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Mental Wellness Event: Empower Up! – May 4, 2023

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Empower Up Your Mental Wellness!

A day where young people will come together in one space to empower one another to elevate mental well-being.

  • Thursday May 4, 2023
    10AM – 2PM
  • Cal Lutheran University


  • Engaging activities and workshops
  • Inspiring talks by local youth leaders

For grades 9-12. Lunch and giveaways will be provided.

Spanish and ASL interpreters will be available.


Save the Date!

To register, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


See the event flyer > 

April is National Minority Health Month

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Learn more: www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/nmhm

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

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March is Women's History Month

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Learn more:  https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/womens-history-month

Community Wellness Mini-Grants Program - Notice of Availability of Funding

Public Notice
Notification of Availability of Funding

Ventura County Behavioral Health
Community Mini-Grants Program

Notice is hereby given that Ventura County Behavioral Health (VCBH) has issued a Notice of Availability of Funding on February 23, 2023 for applications for Community Mini-Grants Program funding. Through the Community Mini-Grants Program, VCBH is making funding available through competitive grants for new contract providers to pilot community engagement events or programs. Projects must address the needs of unserved and underserved populations in Ventura County.

Applications are due by Tuesday, April 4, 2023 no later than 5:00 p.m. to Maryza Seal, VCBH Contracts Manager, at VCBH, 1911 Williams Drive, Suite 200, Oxnard, CA 93036.

Any questions related to this Notice of Availability of Funding for Community Mini-Grant Program funding must be directed to the VCBH Contracts Manager, Maryza Seal, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application Guidelines > (PDF)

Community Mini-Grant Questions and Answers

Notification of Intent To Award – Community Mini-Grants, May 4, 2023 > (PDF)

February is Black History Month!

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December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

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Get a Ride. Not a DUI. 

A Proclamation on National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2022

November is Native American Heritage Month

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Native American Heritage Month, observed every November in the United States, celebrates the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN).

Hispanic Heritage Month


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Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year from September 15 to October 15. This year’s theme, “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation,” encourages us to ensure that all voices are represented and welcomed to help build stronger communities and a stronger nation. During Hispanic Heritage Month, OMH will partner with other federal offices and stakeholders to disseminate and amplify bilingual educational messages about disease prevention and health promotion.

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.

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September is National Recovery Month

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Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery from substance use and mental health, just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Each September, Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.

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Preventing Suicide: Connections & Community

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Suicide touches us all. Find connections and support through personal stories, creative expression, wellness activities and local resources. 

Join us in-person or virtually for the Preventing Suicide: Connections & Community Forum.
Free events on September 21 and 29.


988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline


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988 – New and Easy to Remember

A new, easy way to access support in a time of crisis is available. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. If you or someone you care about is thinking about suicide, call or text 988 now. It’s free, confidential, and available 24/7.

Share this number to help link anyone in distress or crisis with a trained counselor who will listen compassionately and provide caring support and crisis resources.


  • Emergency: Call 911 and ask for a CIT Officer
  • Veteran’s Crisis Line: 988 then dial 1
  • Ventura County Crisis & Referral Line:

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Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 18!

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The Juneteenth Celebration, presented by the Juneteenth Committee of Ventura County (JCVC), is taking place on Saturday, June 18 at Plaza Park in Oxnard. This holiday commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.

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June is Pride Month!

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Empower Up! Mental Wellness Event for Teens & Young Adults

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Join us for arts and stories in the courtyard – performance, inspiration and community connections.

In person or livestream!

Saturday, June 4th, 2022
11:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Oxnard Performing Arts Center
Register now at www.vcbh.org/empower