PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, September 9, 2011

Mental Health Association Needs Volunteers for Arts Festival in October

Volunteers are needed for the 18th annual Mental Health Arts Festival on Saturday, October 1st from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at De La Guerra Plaza in Santa Barbara, hosted by the Mental Health Association in Santa Barbara County.

Volunteers are needed between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help with setting up, distributing flyers and artist support. The deadline to sign up to volunteer is September 28th. For questions or to volunteer, call Nestor Hernandez at (805) 884-8440, ext. 100.

The Mental Health Arts Festival is an event that showcases the creativity of many of our community members who are living with mental illness and helps to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

The Mental Health Association is a private, non-profit organization providing support, housing and advocacy to adults and families affected by severe mental illness. For more information about mental health services available in Santa Barbara County, please call the Mental Health Association at (805) 884-8440 or visit

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