Staff Report

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine is sponsoring the annual Mental Health Fair on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the hospital’s Burtness Auditorium (enter at the Bath Street entrance). A total of 25 nonprofit agencies from the community will be participating and providing information at this free event. No reservations are needed and all are invited to attend.

Local mental health professionals will offer information on a variety of topics, including mental health, chemical dependency, community resources, wellness and recovery. The event’s primary goal is to provide education to the community about services that are available for those affected by mental illness and addiction. This year’s speakers will focus their presentations on mindfulness and resiliency.

To commemorate National Mental Health Month, the Mental Health Fair is held annually in May at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. For more information, visit

2018 Mental Health Fair Speaker Schedule:

11 a.m.

Training Your Brain for a Peaceful and Powerful Life

Dave Mochel, CEO, Applied Attention Coaching and Consulting


12 p.m.

Dig Deep: Finding Your Resilience in Trying Times

Karen Lehman, PhD and Brooke Sears, PsyD