May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to shine a light on the importance of mental well-being and the challenges faced by those with mental health conditions. Here in Orange County, countless individuals grapple with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health issues – often in silence. The stigma surrounding mental health can make it even harder for people to reach out for the support they deserve.

Unfortunately, that stigma and silence can have devastating consequences. Mental health struggles can impact every aspect of a person’s life, from their relationships and careers to their overall physical health. That’s why organizations like Mariposa Center play such a crucial role.

For over 47 years, Mariposa Center has been a safe haven in Orange County, providing those seeking healing with a place to turn to. We offer personalized mental health services that bring individuals, families, and this community closer to wellness and resilience. This Mental Health Awareness Month, we invite you to donate and become a partner in our mission.

What is the Symbol for Mental Health Awareness Month?

The green ribbon is the universal symbol of mental health awareness. Wearing or displaying a green ribbon throughout May shows support for the mental health community and helps reduce stigma. It’s a small but powerful way to start the conversation about mental health and let people know it’s okay to not be okay.

By wearing or displaying the green ribbon, you demonstrate solidarity with those living with mental health conditions and let them know they are not alone. It’s more than a simple ribbon—it’s a symbol of hope and a reminder that help is always available.

Mental Health Services at Mariposa Center

Mariposa Center offers a wide range of services to meet the unique needs of our community. We understand everyone’s path to healing looks different, which is why we offer:

  • Counseling: We provide online, individual, group, family, and couples therapy delivered by compassionate, licensed professionals. Our therapists help clients address past trauma, develop healthy coping skills, and gain a sense of empowerment for the future.
  • Recovery Programs: Specialized therapies tailored for survivors of sexual assault, abuse, domestic violence, or human trafficking. These therapies help clients work through their experiences and rebuild their lives in a safe, supported environment.
  • Equine Therapy: Horses can be incredible healers. This powerful therapy can help with emotional regulation, confidence-building, and connecting with emotions.
  • Substance Abuse Treatment: Our programs help individuals and their families understand addiction and develop the skills needed for long-term recovery.

Your Impact

Mental health challenges can have a devastating impact on lives. At Mariposa Center, we see individuals, families, and this community struggling with the weight of trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction. But we also see incredible resilience and a deep desire to heal.

With your support, Mariposa Center can provide the life-changing services that make healing possible. Here are just a few examples of how your generosity can be put to work:

  • $500: Provides 10 weeks of counseling and tutoring for a child whose home life is affected by mental illness or addiction.
  • $3,000: Makes counseling more affordable for 233 individuals, ensuring help is always available.
  • $6,000: Funds a safe retreat for women survivors of sexual assault, offering them support and resources to move forward.
  • Any Amount: Every donation, no matter the size, provides vital support to someone in need.

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Contact Mariposa Center

If you or someone you know needs help, there is no shame in asking. Mariposa Center offers confidential, caring support, and many of our services are offered on a sliding scale, so cost is never a barrier to help. We’re a community resource, here when you need us. Contact us today to start your healing journey.

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