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.
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: bit.ly/FMHISF5video
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!