We Rise 2022 Promo GraphicLACDMH is proud to be a part of the 5th Annual WE RISE, a series of community-led events that support health and healing across Los Angeles County. From art installations to cultural experiences, WE RISE events are a chance to connect with each other, access helpful resources, and strengthen our community wellbeing. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and, as the ripple effects of the pandemic, social injustice and global pressures continue, now is the time to come together.

Because youth mental health has been disproportionately impacted these last several years, WE RISE 2022 is centering young people’s needs and experiences in this year’s initiative, though events are open to all L.A. County community members.

This year’s WE RISE programming includes:

  • The monthlong “Culture Cures” program featuring activities to support healing, creativity, resilience, and connectedness.
  • The South Central Film Festival will screen films to amplify the voices of BIPOC, LGBTQIA2-S+, immigrant, and differently-abled communities
  • Community Healing Open Mic” that promotes creative expression for all emotions to be seen, heard, validated, and felt
  • A “Soil to Stomach” food growing, foraging, and preparing workshop to encourage healthy eating
  • The “Here to Queer” Community Fair with live music, free food, and wellbeing resources, led by and geared for queer youth and their families

For more WE RISE 2022 information and updates, visit werise.la and connect with them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.