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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)

To Celebrate in May:

  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month

Mental Health Awareness Month: since its inception in 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has been a cornerstone of addressing the challenges faced by millions of Americans living with mental health conditions. It’s important to measure how common mental illness is, so we can understand its physical, social and financial impact –  and so we can show that no one is alone. These numbers are also powerful tools for raising public awareness, stigma-busting and advocating for better health care. You can learn more about them here.

  • in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
  • in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
  • in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
  • 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-14

DEI Next Year
Our ‘24/25 planning is underway. Please share any thoughts or ideas you have with us here. This is a collaborative process; we encourage participation. It is important that a plethora of voices and ideas are heard. We are also looking for members of our community that would like to be more involved. Time commitment and involvement is up to you but the more you do, the bigger impact you will have on our Acalanes community.

Please check out the new AUHSD DEIB website for many great resources and events! And follow us on Instagram and Facebook.