The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) officially kicked-off its 2024 Take Action campaign at St. Anne’s Conference and Event Center near Downtown Los Angeles on April 4. The 2024 Take Action L.A. County campaign during the month of May, which is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, features 70 local, community-based organizations that will host more than 180 grant-funded events made possible through assistance from the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA).

The kick-off featured leadership from LACDMH, including Director Dr. Lisa H. Wong; Theion Perkins, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., Sr. Deputy Director of Outpatient Care Services Division; leadership from the Department’s Service Areas; and CalMHSA. Information was shared about the Department’s nine events, including one in each Service Area and a closing Countywide Take Action L.A. County event on Saturday, June 1 at the Santa Monica Pier.

This year’s community events include free yoga and meditation, art and music, block parties, a 5K run/walk, the Healing Bus, and more. All events will focus on decreasing stigma and discrimination, increasing help-seeking behaviors, and awareness of and access to mental health services and resources. For a complete list of all Take Action L.A. County events, visit