May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Each year in May, Mental Health Awareness Month provides a national opportunity to raise awareness around mental health issues, lower the stigma associated with mental health services, and advocate for policies to support those suffering from mental illness and their families. 

As a leader in psychology and counseling, Palo Alto University is at the forefront of this national movement, bolstered by a dedicated community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who have chosen this important field to make a difference in people’s lives every day.

Mental Health Awareness Month: May 2023

Palo Alto University Presents:

How to Help Youth and Older Adults in Need of Mental Health Care

Millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During Mental Health Awareness month, psychologists from Palo Alto University will offer two free online presentations. The first, on May 17, is for parents and caregivers who need help addressing the mental health needs of children and adolescents. The second, on May 31, is for individuals looking to help an older adult who may be showing signs of depression. 

The presentations will offer practical advice for recognizing the warning signs of mental illness and how to navigate the mental health system to get your loved one the support they need. Each presentation concludes with a live question-and-answer session.


In the May 31st "Depression and Older Adults" webinar, professor Lisa Brown, PhD, will refer to the American Psychological Associations's "Older Adults and Disasters: How Caregivers Can Be Prepared and Assist Others" as well as the 988 "Anxiety and Depression in Older Adults" handout.

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How to Get Your Child or Adolescent the Mental Health Care They Need

May 17, 2023, 6 - 7 pm PST
via Zoom

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Depression and Older Adults: Is it Just the Blues or Is Help Needed?

May 31, 6:30 - 7:30 pm PST
via Zoom

Register Here

Mental Health Awareness Month: May 2022

Good Treatment Matters: Mitigating the Crisis in Children’s Mental Health

Panelists discuss the issues and approaches to addressing this crisis in children’s mental health.

View on-demand webinar on Palo Alto University's YouTube channel.
On The Front Lines: Policing and Mental Health

An expert panel featuring Palo Alto's Chief of Police and leading psychologists will examine the pressing issue of policing and mental health.

Watch on Palo Alto University's YouTube Channel
PAU’s Mental Health Resources

PAU is Committed to the Mental Health and Wellbeing of our Communities.

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