Mayor's Wellness Challenge



   A free community activity every month of the year!

The 2018 Mayor's Wellness Challenge will focus on increasing 

community awareness and conversation about mental health. Join us at one of 

our free monthly events highlighting this important topic.


Changing the Tide on Opioid Use in Skagit County
Tuesday, February 13, 6:30pm
Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie Street

Want to know about what community partners in Skagit County are doing to diminish the harmful impacts of opioids? Join the Opioid Workgroup Leadership Team for a conversation about what we've learned, our Community-wide "Call to Action Plan" and progress made to date.

Presented by:

  • Kristen Ekstran, Community Health Planner, Population Health Trust and Skagit County Public Health
  • Dr. Howard Leibrand, a full-time ER provider who has worked in substance abuse treatment for over 20 years, specifically using Suboxone for the last 10 years
  • Randy Elde, a former pharmacist who is a member of the Population Health Trust and a diabetes educator. Randy serves the Opioid Workgroup Leadership Team as the pharmacies' representative. 


Free Community Film - "Angst"
Thursday, March 8, 6:30pm
Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. 1st Street

This film is part of the 3rd Annual Spotlight Film Festival - a series of six separate documentaries that shine a light on issues important to our community. 

"Angst" is a film and virtual reality experience that explores anxiety, its causes, effects, and what we can do about it. The film features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they've learned about it. The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources, and tools.


Mental Health America (MHA) - founded in 1909 - is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.  

Mental Health America Website


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