Riverside University Health System Behavioral Health invites community members to attend a free, family-friendly mental health awareness fair being held at various locations throughout Riverside County in celebration of Mental Health Month.

The events will take place at three different locations on three different dates, including the Palm Desert Civic Center Park on Wednesday  May 3rd 2023  from noon to 5 p.m., Central Park in Menifee on Thursday May 11th 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fairmount Park in Riverside on Thursday May 18th 2023  from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Guests can enjoy food, music, entertainment, and games while learning about local resources and services for behavioral health and wellness.  Local mental health and wellness organizations and advocates will also be in attendance to share information and provide resources.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately one in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness in a given year, and at RUHS, the importance of mental health awareness is emphasized.

“At RUHS, we believe that mental health is just as important as physical health, and we are proud to support Mental Health Month by hosting these events,” said Dr. Matthew Chang, Director of RUHS-Behavioral Health.  “By bringing together our county partners, local organizations, and advocates, we can raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues,” Dr. Chang said.

For more information about the mental health awareness fairs, visit www.ruhealth.org or call Mindy McFarland at 951-358-3586.