Health and fitness

San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto will be at Cafe Zoe (1929 Menalto Ave.) on Friday, May 24, from 7:15 to 8:30 pm to help break the silence surrounding suicide and mental illness.Whether in poetry, spoken word, or music, let’s bring our voices together to break the silence surrounding suicide and mental illness. Enjoy some coffee or tea while you share your own words or listen to others.

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Menlo Park Library hosting series of events during Mental Health Awareness Month

This May, the Menlo Park Library is partnering with San Mateo County Health and other organizations throughout the area are collaborating on a series of events as part of  Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM). This year’s MHAM theme is “Words of Wellness,” spreading the message of hope, resiliency and inclusion in libraries and elsewhere in […]

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SafeSpace kickoffs Mental Health Awareness Month with rally in Fremont Park

SafeSpace, a teen-led organization that empowers young people to engage in mental health advocacy and awareness, is hosting a rally at Fremont Park in downtown Menlo Park on Sunday, May 5, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. This event will kickoff Mental Health Awareness Month and feature youth speakers, music, performances, activities and resources and […]

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Menlo Park Library offers panel talking about PTSD on May 1

The Menlo Park Library kicks off Mental Health Awareness Month with a panel of experts from CORA offering information and answering questions. The event takes place on Wednesday, May 1 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Learn: – What is trauma? – What does trauma lead to? – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Differing forms of PTSD […]

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2019 registration is open at the Ladera Recreation District

The Ladera Recreation District is a true community center, a “home away from home” for everyone and provides a clean, safe recreational environment in which members can exercise, socialize, relax, and develop lasting friendships through a variety of social events, traditions, and leisure activities. Facilities include a swimming pool (open late April to October), wading […]

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Alkalign in Menlo Park celebrates 10th anniversary on April 13, offers free fitness class to celebrate

The markets crashed and spending tightened, but the perilous circumstances didn’t dissuade Erin Paruszewski from diving into a new business venture headfirst. After years as an investment banker and Six Sigma consultant, Erin left corporate America. She and her husband Tony drew down every last penny of their home equity line one week before the […]

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New SafeSpace workshop and support line app

The SafeSpace Youth Action Board in coordination with local mental health professionals is presenting a 90-minute workshop on how to help a friend struggling with their mental health, handle and defuse crisis situations, encourage help-seeking behaviors, and discuss difficult topics. This Affects Us All: Helping a Friend in Crisis March 28 and April 18, 6:30-8:00 […]

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Learn how to talk with your doctor on Feb. 13 at Rosener House.

Elizabeth Landsverk, MD, will be speaking at Rosener House (500 Arbor Road) on the topic of “How to Talk With Your Doctor” to receive the best care on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Being an educated advocate for yourself and/or your loved ones is crucial in navigating the complex issues involved with […]

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“Child, Disrupted” will screen at M-A PAC on Feb. 7

Four local mental health programs — Safespace Center, America Offline, The Addictions Institute and Muir Wood — are c0-hosting the screening of the documentary, Child, Disrupted, on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 7:00-8:15 pm at the Menlo-Atherton High School Performing Arts Center (555 Middlefield Road, Atherton). This award-winning short documentary features interviews with experts in the fields of neuroscience, […]

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Critical need for O-blood at Stanford Blood Center; residents urged to donate

Area residents are being asked to donate O- blood at Stanford Blood Center (SBC) to meet an immediate and ongoing need for O- blood products. As an added incentive, if you donate at the Menlo Park location (445 Burgess Drive, Suite #100) on a Monday, you’ll get a free Cinemark Theatres movie ticket. This location is […]

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Michele Fabrega works with people to get fulfillment in their love lives

From software engineer to someone who helps people “love their love life,” may not seem like the usual career arc, but it’s one that Menlo Park resident Michele Fabrega took. From both life experience and professional training, Michele is now a life coach “passionate about helping moms,” particularly those in midlife. “Women often know that […]

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