May is mental health awareness month. Since it began, the event has been called the Green Ribbon Gala and has been used to raise awareness of mental health and to respect and value people with mental health needs. Families and service providers have the opportunity to interact in a positive manner at the event.
The event was first held at St. Susan's Center and the theme was friendship. The event has grown and evolved moving from south county to north county. It has changed from a dinner into a fun fair format and is very well received by both families and the community.