From LA County:
This year our campaign focuses on empowering youth to take ownership of their wellbeing and transform talk into action – for themselves, friends and family, and the larger community. The launch event will be a Rally on Saturday, May 19th from 2-5pm with speakers and performers including Grammy-winning artist Common and will mark the opening of #WeRiseLA, a ten-day immersive cultural experience with art, performances, panels and powerful interactions to explore the wide range of issues related to mental health. Major events and activities are posted http://werise.la/
#WeRiseLA will be open to the public on weekday evenings and weekends all day with a full program of special events, performances and screenings. On the weekdays, the site will be filled with more 1,200 middle and high school students from schools throughout the county. Event educators will help students explore the experience with age-appropriate curriculum and special activities. On Memorial Day, May 28th, our Closing Event will feature programming specific to veterans and their families.
The good work done in recent years to promote conversations around mental health and stigma has led directly to the core theme of this 2018 campaign: What each of us can do to take care of ourselves, to help others, to help break down barriers and to increase access to care and promote wellbeing.
Going forward our #WhyWeRise (http://whywerise.la/) campaign, which will continue throughout the coming year and beyond, will reach a wider audience with the message of creating community to support wellbeing.