Drumming Out Stigma

 People attending a mental health celebration at Balboa Park Saturday unexpectedly found themselves in the middle of a flash mob and many joined in by dancing to the beat of “Men in Black.”

The flash mob was a surprise to many of the hundreds of participants at the “Drumming Out Stigma” event, organized by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and its many mental health partners to commemorate May as Mental Health Month.

One in four adults experience a mental health disorder during any given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. About 61,000 people benefit from County-funded mental health services each year.