MHSA Social Media Channels Launch

Mental Health Promotion and Stigma Reduction Program

Department of Health and Human Services
Ann Edwards

1/24/2012 10:00 PM

Media Contact:

Laura McCasland    (916) 875-2008


​SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services/Division of Behavioral Health Services (DHHS/DBHS) recently introduced three new social media channels in support of the “Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think” project, which officially launched on Jan. 21. The channels will be used to promote mental health resources and news within Sacramento County.

WHO: Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services/
Division of Behavioral Health Services

WHAT: The following social media channels are live and will be used to help inform Sacramento County residents of available mental health resources, stories of hope and program updates:
• Twitter handle - @StopStigmaSacramento,
• Facebook group page –
• YouTube account –

The “Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think” project will focus on:
• Dispelling myths and stereotypes about mental illness
• Promoting positive beliefs and attitude about living with mental illness, hope and recovery
• Promoting messages of wellness, hope and recovery

RESOURCES: County representatives are available to speak to the mental health resources that are available within the county and general mental illness facts, as well as the goals of this project.

 For more information on Sacramento County’s mental health efforts, please visit or