June 2024 Recognitions

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There is so much to learn about this month!

Pride Month, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Men's Health, and Juneteenth are all recognized in June!

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History of Pride Month

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month. It's celebrated each year to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, New York City, which was a turning point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. The Stonewall riots began on June 28, 1969, when patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn protested police harassment and persecution of LGBT Americans. The first Pride march in New York City was held on June 28, 1970, the one-year anniversary of the uprising, and these one-day celebrations eventually became a full month of Pride. Learn more here!

Hotline Phone Numbers

LGBT National Talk Line                           Contact (888) 843-4564                                               

LGBT National Youth Talk Line               Contact (800) 246-7743

Trevor Lifeline                                           Contact: (866) 488-7386 or Text: START to 678678

Podcast:

Music Playlist:

Celebrate this Pride month by listening to a new spotify playlist. Click here to listen!

PTSD Awareness Month

What is PTSD and Who is Affected?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, commonly referred to as PTSD, is a mental health condition that develops after a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. These events can range from combat exposure, natural disasters, accidents, acts of violence, or other traumatic incidents. According to the National Center for PTSD, approximately 7-8% of the general population will experience PTSD at some point in their lives, with women being twice as likely to develop the condition compared to men.

To learn more about PTSD Click Here!

Download and share these messages to help spread the word about post-traumatic stress disorder. You can copy and paste the text and graphic into a tweet, email, or post. Use the hashtag #shareNIMH in your social media posts to connect with people and organizations with similar goals.

Local Resources

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline                                                   Dial or Text 988

24/7 Mobile Crisis Response                                           (888) 886-5401 or (916) 787-8860

Standup Placer 24/7 Crisis Support                               (800) 575-5352

Crisis Resolution Center                                                  (866) 251-7584

Veterans Crisis Hotline                                                    Call 988 then Press 1

Forgotten Soldier Program / Placer Reset                    (530) 889-2300

Men's Health Month

In addition to June being Pride Month and PTSD awareness month, June is also National Men’s Health Month, a time to remind men of the health issues they face and what they can do to take charge of their health. June 10th -June 16th is Men's Mental Health week. This week is designated to raising awareness and taking action to prioritize men's mental health. From physical fitness to mental wellbeing, let's break the stigma and encourage open conversations about men's physical and mental health.

To learn more Click Here!

Men's Health Facts

  • Have a life expectancy of 76.1 years, where women average 81.1.
  • Are 4x more likely to die by suicide.
  • Less likely to visit a doctor for exams and preventative care.
  • Account for 92% of workplace deaths.
  • At greater risk of heart disease, cancer, injuries, stroke, and HIV/AIDS.

Juneteenth

June 19th also known as “Juneteenth” is a very important day in African American history. Juneteenth or as some refer to it as “Freedom Day” is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

This holiday is considered the “longest running African-American holiday” and many believe it to be “America’s second Independence Day.” On June 19, 1865, that Union soldiers, led by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, landed in Galveston, Texas and was the first to inform that the war had ended and that all slaves were free.

The U.S. Senate on June 15, 2021 unanimously approved the bill. This made Juneteenth a legal holiday. President Joe Biden on June 17, 2021, Signed the official bill to declare "Juneteenth" a federal holiday.

Placer County Juneteenth Celebration

This year's theme for Placer County's 4th annual Juneteenth Celebration is, "Attaining the Beloved Community". Join us for entertainment, kid's activities, local vendors, and a sweet potato pie contest. To learn more about the event click here!

This event will take place at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin, CA Saturday June 15th from 9am-2pm.

Statewide Resources

Take Action For Mental Health

The statewide Take Action for Mental Health campaign 2024 theme is “Reimagine, or #ReimagineMH" As in, we are encouraging others to reimagine your Mental Health. Share how you’re feeling today. Share music or songs that uplift you. Share how you overcame stigmas in your family or community in getting mental health support. In May (and every other month!) we’re encouraging counties, organizations, and so many others to come together and share how they support their mental well-being on FacebookInstagram and Twitter by using the hashtag #ReimagineMH.

Digital Toolkit:

The digital toolkit for June is themed for Pride Month, celebrating 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

Click here to access the full toolkit which includes:

  • Pocket Cards – detailing crisis hotlines for 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals
  • Infographic – celebrating and supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ youth wellness
  • Resource sheet – tips on seeking an 2SLGBTQIA+ affirming therapist
  • Resource sheet – tips for 2SLGBTQIA+ adult self-care
  • Digital web banners
  • Zoom/Teams digital backgrounds

 

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