LA County Mental Health Month Freebie


Dear Friends,

As we continue to work together to help our communities weather this crisis and emerge stronger than ever, we are excited to share details about two special LACDMH initiatives for Mental Health Awareness Month: WE RISE 2020 and free Headspace Plus subscriptions to all Los Angeles County residents.

WE RISE 2020: Virtual May is a month-long spotlight on mental health, wellbeing and healing through art, music and creative expression to help our entire community. Now in its third year and completely adapted for virtual platforms, WE RISE 2020 will showcase original performances by diverse artists and celebrities, interactive workshops, unique programming, messages of inspiration and motivation and other special moments. Our website is your go-to hub for the latest programming updates. And check out this sneak peak of the inspirational content you can expect and a preview of the month. We have also put together a mini toolkit of resources to help you spread the word about WE RISE 2020.

LACDMH also offering FREE subscriptions to Headspace. The number one mindfulness and meditation app is available to ALL Los Angeles County residents. Through 2020, residents can sign up for a free Headspace Plus subscription at and access hundreds of science-backed guided meditations in English and Spanish, as well as mindfulness and sleep exercises to help address rising stress and anxiety. LACDMH’s offering is unlike any other in the country, making Headspace’s premium level of resources accessible to millions during this uniquely challenging time.

LA County is stronger together, and we can’t wait to make this Mental Health Awareness Month meaningful and helpful for all.

Heart Forward,

Jonathan E. Sherin, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Mental Health
Los Angeles County
hope. recovery. wellbeing.