Filipino Mental Health Initiatives - SF - 5 Year Anniversary

For: Filipino-American Development Foundation FMHI SF
San Francisco, CA
Organizer: Filipino Mental Health Initiative of San Francisco
of $3,500 goal
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Raised by 22 donors

The Story

Through capacity building, outreach and engagement in the Filipino community, the Filipino Mental Health Initiative – San Francisco (FMHI-SF) strives to reduce stigma, promote awareness, increase access to culturally appropriate wellness services and increase effectiveness of the behavioral health services in San Francisco and beyond. Our communities engage with us via our latest updates on 

Thank you for your support of the Filipino Mental Health Initiative – San Francisco. We’re thankful to all who celebrated our 5-year anniversary: #FMHISF5 on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at the Bayanihan Community Center 1010 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, 6:00-9:00 PM. We're honored you could celebrate with us!

The free event commemorated the work we have done as a collective, and also honored the work done in the larger movement. Everyone enjoyed food, storytelling, cultural sharing, and community building activities throughout the evening.

Silent auction items include @hoodfamousbakeshop ube cheesecakes!

Watch @ro3lay @reyalidad415 perform #KissTheSky from #NativeImmigrantSF LIVE 🎤 ...and more!

Throughout our year long celebration, we are seeking tax deductible monetary donations to help continue and support our work.

  • Every $17.00 goes towards the purchase of one Mental Health First Aid certification textbook, free for a participant learning the language and best practices to support someone in need
  • Every $50.00 helps us purchase food and refreshments for a wellness promotion support group activity session, such as one of our healing drum circles
  • Every $100.00 raised covers printing costs of our services resource guide and educational materials for 200 people
  • Every $500.00 supplies materials for our Zentangle wellness promotion activity for up to 50 people
  • Every $2,500.00 allows us to fund one of our members to receive Mental Health First-Aid instructor certification so that we can continue providing these free trainings to more people in our communities
  • Every $3,000.00 funds community Digital Storytelling that allows community members to tell and digitize their stories as a way of collective healing and inspiration for others

As part of our fundraising efforts, two FMHISF members promoted mental health awareness by participating in two sporting events that coincide with our 5-year anniversary celebration.  FMHISF co-founder, Alexis David, ran the full San Francisco Marathon, while former FMHISF coordinator, Glen Jermyn Andag joined the Seattle to Portland (STP) 206-mile bike ride promoting health and wellness across our communities. Watch this short video (also in our gallery) for the stories behind their journeys: 

Thank you again for your support of FMHI-SF and being part of the movement to build our communities to be stronger and sharper.

Mag- #UsapTayo! Let’s Talk! Together we can #EndtheStigmaOnMentalHealth!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 23, 2017


Posted on July 23, 2017

💥Congrats! 💥Alex ran all 26.2 miles for #mentalhealthawareness - her 1st full #tsfm2017 @thesfmarathon. 💐💕💫 Cheers to inspiring us all! 💚with @jason__ortega 📸by @amira_jazz with #FMHISF recent/current coordinators Rey Novicio & Glen Jermyn Andag. 

ICYMI - Glen also met his goal of riding 200+ miles in the STP - Seattle to Portland bike race. 

Thank-you all for supporting the Filipino Mental Health Initiative - San Francisco! We'll continue to share stories about #WhyWeNeedFMHISF throughout our 5th Anniversary year.

Together, let's #EndTheStigmaOnMentalHealth #UsapTayo #fmhisf5 #WhyWeNeedFMHISF

Please urge others to support FMHISF -

With much appreciation from all of us @FMHISF

Posted on July 23, 2017


Posted on July 23, 2017

Latest news:

Alexis represents #FilipinoMentalHealth Initiative SF @thesfmarathon #tsfm2017. 💚Yes! Looking strong & happy with @jason__ortega,  😍  they're running *now* ! Thanks for the #startingline photo, @barberparlourbenicia. Have a great race, you all! 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽💫 #mentalhealthawareness #EndTheStigmaOnMentalHealth #UsapTayo #fmhisf5 #WhyWeNeedFMHISF See her journey

Watch for more updates on


Thank-you all for supporting the Filipino Mental Health Initiative - SF ! 

Posted on July 16, 2017


Posted on July 16, 2017

Congrats to Glen!💥 He rode 200+ miles #Seattle2Portland #STP2017 #rideSTP - in just one day! 💚FMHISF thanks you for all. 

Here's Glen's latest update:
Repost @glenfeezy
"200+ miles, 3rd time around, and on my 1,664th day clean and sober.
Thanks for all the support for the ride and our work! Being able to talk about #MentalHealth all throughout this ride with other cyclists fulfilled the main objectives.
Please consider supporting @fmhisf's programs by donating at (link in bio) as we're fundraising all summer. And we're hella fun!
Mag-#UsapTayo! Let's talk and #EndTheStigmaOnMentalHealth
#FilipinoMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #WhyWeNeedFMHISF #FMHISF5
#Padyak #Pumadyak #SiklistangPinoy #BikeSTP #ServeThePeople #MagSTPtayo #Sobriety #BawalManigarilyo

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