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For the Community, By the Community: 31-Day Challenge Addresses Mental Health Awareness

South Lake Tahoe, CA – Community members and visitors are invited to participate in a 31-day challenge to honor their own mental health and raise awareness about mental health issues.

The City of South Lake Tahoe and organizations on the South Shore are joining partners across the nation in declaring May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. Throughout the month, there will be community activities and events to encourage more conversations about mental health and to raise awareness about how mental health and wellbeing affect everyone.

Local events include:

  • Alcohol-Free Cinco de Mayo Party and Games (adults only)
    Thursday, May 5 – 1-4pm
    El Dorado County Mental Health Department’s Wellness Center – 1900 Lake Tahoe Blvd, SLT
  • Yoga for all Ages
    Tuesday, May 10 – 5:30pm
    Middle School Multipurpose Room (hosted by Live Violence Free) – 2940 Lake Tahoe Blvd, SLT
  • Paper TigersMovie Screening and Community Forum (two screenings)

Wednesday, May 11 (time TBD) at South Tahoe High School – 1735 Lake Tahoe Blvd, SLT

Friday, May 20 – 7pm at Lake Tahoe Community College – One College Ave, SLT

  • Wellness Lecture: Mental Health Panel on Depression
    Thursday, May 12 – 6-7pm
    Lake Tahoe Community College’s Board Room (hosted by Barton Health) – One College Ave, SLT
  • Mental Health First Aid Class
    Tuesday, May 31 – 8:30am-5:30pm
    Barton University, sign up at bartonhealth.org. (led by El Dorado County staff)

All events are free and open to the public. The 31-day challenge also features individual activities and suggestions for small groups.  They range from paying it forward to a stranger on May 9 to mailing a friend a “just because” card on May 26.

The challenge’s full schedule can be found at bartonhealth.org/mentalhealthmonth. Participants can share their challenge activities on social media with #EachMindMatters.

This event is sponsored by Barton Health and Each Mind Matters, and is made possible by the community’s dedication to reducing the stigma around mental health.

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Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up.

Our Focus

The Child Abuse Prevention Council is a community council whose primary purpose is to coordinate the community’s efforts to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect. It is comprised of 15 members of the community, each appointed by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. The Council acts as an independent entity and is coordinated through a contract between the El Dorado County Department of Human Services and the El Dorado County Office of Education. The Child Abuse Prevention Council functions include:
· Acts as the Children’s Trust Fund Commission

· Provides a forum for interagency communication and coordination

· Facilitates the training and education for professionals in the detection and treatment of child abuse and neglect

· Recommends improvements in services to families and victims

· Promotes public awareness of abuse and neglect of children and the resources available for intervention and treatment.

Creating Strong Families with the Protective Factors

2013 Resource Guide Preventing Child Maltreatment and Parenting     2013 Resource Guide Preventing Child Maltreatment and Parenting

What to look for as your child grows…

Developmental Milestones


Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).

Click on the age of your child to see the milestones:

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