Teen And Young Adult Resource Fair

REACH (Raising Early Awareness & Creating Hope) would like to invite you to its TAY DAY RESOURCE FAIR! Perfect opportunity for teens and young adults.

This Friday, May 13th, please join us for an afternoon of excitement.

This is a great chance for teens, young adults and their families to chat with professionals from various agencies that can provide them with education, transportation, employment, and other opportunities in the local community!

Sereno Group Presents $20,000

Sereno Group GiftDuring the months of January through April 2016, Sereno Group Real Estate and its Los Gatos agents contributed 1% of their gross commissions to the Momentum For Mental Health fund. This morning Momentum was presented with a $20,000 check as a result of this campaign effort. This contribution directly supports our Youth and Family services. Sereno Group Image

Thank you Sereno Group for your dedicated commitment to making a positive difference in our community. Your support of our programs and services is deeply appreciated!

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Happy Mothers Day

To My Children2Being a mother can be a huge challenge and delicate juggling act no matter who you are. For mothers coping with a mental illness this challenge can be amplified.

There are times when functioning will be compromised when living with that mental illness. Yet it is important to understand that this doesn’t mean that a healthy family is out of reach. Knowing more about the illness, its triggers and cycles will help to navigate life’s daily schedule and activity.

One significant barrier to receiving support is stigma because our society has a tendency to hold negative beliefs and attitudes about mental illness. In addition, stigma also increases the pressure on parents to be the perfect caregiver. Learning to live with a mental illness can be key. It is not about fixing fancy meals each night or having a spotless home but letting your kids know you love them and facing illness with courage says a lot more about what kind of mother you truly are.

Read this story to meet a mother a who has dealt with anxiety for as long as she can remember. As exhausting as it can be at times to live with a mental illness this mother finds hope through the smiles, hugs and optimism of her children.

To this mother and all the mothers who may be coping with a mental illness please know that you are not alone. Your hope, courage and love inspires us ALL, each and every day.

We wish you a happy, happy Mother’s Day!