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Are you 1 in 5?

1 in 5 of us will be affected by mental health or substance use issues in their lifetimes.  Chances are that you have someone in your life that is suffering from anxiety, depression, or something more.  We're here to tell you that it's OK.  That there is a good chance of recovery from mental health issues with treatment and that there is hope.

May is a chance for our community to come together, spread awareness for mental health issues and end the stigma associated with them. The current COVID-19 outbreak and stay home order has only amplified the important need to talk openly about mental health issues and needs. 

Help us kick off Mental Health Awareness Month as we light the Kern County Administrative Building GREEN! Tune into the KernBHRS social media channels at dusk to watch the event live 
Friday, May 1
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Lighting the County Administrative Building


May 8-10

If you’ve been waiting for an epic scavenger hunt (social distancing style, of course), KernBHRS has you covered. Local art group Creative Crossings will transform parts of Oleander into chalk masterpieces. Load the family in the car to see how many pieces you can find.

Download Chalk Art Scavenger Hunt Map

Epic Chalk Art

Scavenger Hunt 

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May 4-8

We also want to see your creative side. Download and color one of

our coloring sheets, Then hang your masterpiece in your window.

Coloring Page 1

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Coloring Page 3

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Coloring Page 5

Get Creative Coloring Pages

How Do
You Thrive? Virtual Panel

May 22

Everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. KernBHRS will bring together local mental health experts for our on digital “How Do You Thrive” panel at 3 p.m. Gain insights into mental health, how to identify stressors, and how to find the best outlets for you to manage symptoms.

Mental Health awareness

Spirit week

May 25-29

We’re ending May with a bang with Spirit Week! Send your photos to and we’ll feature some on

KernBHRS social media channels.

May 25

 Mental Health Superhero! Sport superhero gear

May 26

Rockin’ out in May! Dress as your favorite musician

May 27

We’re in this together! Pick someone and be twins for the day

May 28 

Get crazy for May! Wear crazy hair and/or socks!

May 29 

Get loud with Green! Wear green to show support for Mental Health Awareness Month.

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