La Sierra University’s alumni reconnected and celebrated their alma mater’s 100th birthday on April 29 and 30. Roughly 300 alums registered for the slate of campus activities, which began at 8:30 on Friday morning and extended through 9:30 Saturday evening. Signature events included the Friday evening Recognition Banquet, which honored 10 alumni for notable achievements in their fields and their positive impacts on society. The two-day extravaganza was capped with an evening centennial fireworks show, followed by a concerto concert and student art show. The university began its centennial celebrations with a new sculpture dedication ceremony on February 15 and will hold a gala event at the Riverside Convention Center in October.
The May Recorder is in your homes and is also available online. The Spring edition of the Spanish Recorder has just been released and is also available online.
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month—a time to raise awareness about mental illness and related issues in the United States. Recently, attitudes toward mental health issues appear to be changing. Negative attitudes and the stigma associated with mental health have lessened, and there has been growing acceptance of mental health issues and support for people who are dealing with them.
This year, the theme of Mental Health America’s 2022 Mental Health Month Toolkit is "Back to Basics." Their goal is to provide foundational knowledge about mental health and information about what people can do if their own mental health is a cause for concern. If you think you or someone you know may have a mental or emotional problem, it is important to remember there is hope and help.
Mental Health Resources:
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Mental Health America
National Institute of Mental Health