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We're proud to support Mental Health Awareness Month.

UC San Diego Health bringing awareness to mental health.

Each year, millions of Americans are diagnosed with a mental health condition. Join UC San Diego Health during May as we participate in Mental Health Awareness Month by offering support and education. Our psychiatry experts will discuss a wide range of mental health issues, answer your questions, and provide resources to anyone who may be affected by mental illness.

Educational Events

Location for Education Events

UC San Diego Health – La Jolla
Goldberg Auditorium

Moores Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Map and Directions

Hillcrest building lighting

In honor of National Mental Health Awareness month, we held a ceremony and lit the UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest green for the month of May. Pictured from left: Drs. William Perry and Patricia Judd of UC San Diego Health Psychiatry, Sarah Price Hancock, patient and mental health advocate, San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts, Patty Maysent, CEO of UC San Diego Health, and Dr. Igor Grant. chair of psychiatry at UC San Diego Health.

There is no charge to attend these events, but registration is required. Use the links below to register or call 619-543-2445.

For all events, check-in opens at 5:30 p.m., presentation starts at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Mental Health

Different phases of women’s lives, from their 20s to menopause and beyond, can each have their own unique issues related to intimacy, sexuality, or pregnancy. Our women’s reproductive mental health experts will discuss sexual health and psychological wellbeing during all stages of life. Ildiko Kovacs, MD, will focus on sexual health, including treatment for low libido and lack of orgasm. Alison Reminick, MD, will discuss how women can manage and recover from anxiety, depression, or other emotional concerns during infertility, pregnancy, and the postpartum period.

Thursday, May 19, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Alison Reminick, MD, and Ildiko Kovacs, MD
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Living Up to Your Potential: Wellness and Sleep

We know that both adequate sleep and positive psychological traits can make a difference in quality of life. William Perry, PhD, will review basic information about sleep, including how it is essential in helping your body heal from injury, cope with pain, and reduce emotional stress. He’ll also provide some tips on how to improve your sleep through better sleep hygiene. Lisa Eyler, PhD, will discuss how characteristics like optimism, resilience, compassion and wisdom are important to maintaining health and well-being. She’ll also introduce the concept of “successful agers” — those who maintain good cognitive and emotional function as they grow older — and what they teach us about maximizing our quality of life.

Thursday, May 26, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

William Perry, PhD, and Lisa Eyler, PhD