Mental health was identified as a community health priority by the Rancho Cucamonga residents during the Strategic Planning process. A focus on anxiety/stress, depression, and substance abuse including smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke was also identified. Residents shared that support services that are easily accessible, culturally appropriate, and free of stigma for all community members is important.
Take action in your community and join the conversation on mental health!
· The Mental Health Subcommittee develops strategies and initiatives to de-stigmatize mental health and direct resources available through mental health campaigns and symposiums. Community members are invited to engage in dialogue and take action in building a positive culture of mental health that is free from stigma. The Subcommittee has launched a bilingual Your Mind Matters campaign that targets the diverse audience to empower residents to start the conversation with their loved ones. They have also worked with connecting regional mental health resources to City residents by organizing quarterly Mental Health Symposiums.
Mental Health Subcommittee meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at
City Hall in the Chaffey Room at City Hall (10500 Civic Center Dr. Rancho Cucamonga).
Save the date!
Our next mental health symposium is on Community Conversations on Suicide Prevention for Families on Tuesday November 13th from 5:30-8 p.m. at the RC Family Resource Center.
You and your loved one are invited to a free community conversation on suicide prevention for families. Learn how to start the conversation with your loved one about suicide prevention, to recognize and address early warning signs, and develop a safety plan for your family that could help save a life. Learn safe strategies on what to do during a suicidal crisis and how to seek treatment for you or your loved one. Dinner and childcare will be provided. Spanish translation available.
Explore and Learn
*This is an informative event that does not constitute a therapist-client relationship. This event is not a substitute for professional diagnosis or treatment from a mental health professional. If you are ever having a psychiatric crisis, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.
Below you will find a complete list of resources below that may connect you, your friends, and family to valuable information and services that can make a difference.
Download the comprehensive directory list, Mental Health Resources Directory
If you have any questions, please contact Joanna.Marrufo@CityofRC.us or call (909) 774-2044