In August 2015 Danielle Spoor, former resident, who was visiting home for a summer from Stanford University, wrote a grant to increase mental health awareness in our coastal community and interned at RCMS during that month. While she was here she worked on several projects, one of which was to bring a group of emerging community leaders together and begin a conversation about the gaps in behavioral health services and coordinated response in the area.
The result was creating an event that expanded beyond the traditional health fair to include a variety of resources. A health community is not just about healthcare, it's know where to find the help that you need, knowing what available, and what you can do before you need medical help.
The isolated nature of our small coastal community and social circles can sometimes make it seem like there is not many resources available or things to be involved in this so community organization and volunteer came together to bring a variety of organizations, private practitioners, arts education programs, youth programs, tech resources, etc. together to remind people about the many resources that we DO have in the community.