SCV MHC PARTICIPATES IN CELEBRATE LIFE HEALTH FAIR

By Katy Ihrig, MHC, RN, Santa Clarita Valley Mental Health Center

The Celebrate Life Health Fair was held on February 2nd, 2013, in the Santa Clarita Valley.  The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) was represented by Regina Hearn, LCSW, PSWII, and Katy Ihrig, MHC, RN. 

Many people came by the LACDMH booth and stated they didn’t realize there was a mental health clinic in Santa Clarita.  A former client of Santa Clarita Valley Mental Health Center, who had transitioned into private mental health services, stopped by and told us, “This health fair is how I learned about your clinic.  You guys saved my life.” 

The health fair offered a great opportunity to inform community members about local services and Mental Health Services Act enhancements to LACDMH’s continuum of care.