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Crisis Hotline 1-800-991-5272

Substance Use Access Line 1-866-266-4898

The 2021 Guide to Hope resource book is now available!



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May !

The start of 

Be sure to check out the Kern County Administrative Building on Truxtun Avenue

 all month long! The building will be illuminated in green lights for

Mental Health Awareness Month.

This date marks World Suicide Prevention Day, a time of reflection and awareness for those affected by suicide. KernBHRS will bring in experts for a virtual Town Hall to spark a local dialogue on what efforts are happening locally and how YOU can help continue the change. 
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Stroll the Bluffs at Panorama Park for Art in the Park. KernBHRS is partnering with Creative Crossing to create a unique art experience. Bring the family to check out the exhibit or bring your own art supplies and get inspired!

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NAMI Kern County and KernBHRS will host

a series of free workshops to promote mindfulness and self-care.

Click here to see the flyer




May 7 & 13

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KernBHRS and Kern High School District are partnering to encourage everyone to wear lime green every Tuesday in May to raise awareness for mental health!  

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Join KernBHRS and community partners,

Kern County Superintendent of Schools,

Kern High School District, Assemblyman Vince Fong and Kaiser Permanente, for the first Virtual Youth Mental Health Symposium. They will highlight local mental health resources available for students, raise awareness and explain the importance of working to end the stigma against mental health.


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We’re making it easy for you take care of BOTH your mental and physical health at our one-stop event. KernBHRS will partner with Dignity Health and CityServe to host the Here for Health Pit Stop event. Get a free health screenings, mental health and substance use resources and more.


Make plans to attend our first

Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Virtual Symposium


May 28, 2021

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Via Zoom 


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