Tag archives: mental wellness

Walk for Wellness at Alma Rosa
By Montecito Journal   |   July 26, 2022

Coming up on Saturday, July 23 is Mental Wellness Center’s 3rd Annual Alma Rosa Winery Peace of Mind: 10,000 Steps in the Right Direction Walk. The live walk will take place at the scenic 628-acre estate of the Alma Rosa Winery and participants will have the opportunity to walk through the winery’s luscious pinot noir […]

Also in Art
By Steven Libowitz   |   July 19, 2022

The Power of Objects, a solo show from mixed media assemblage artist Ron Robertson, opens at The Arts Fund’s Gallery space at La Cumbre Plaza on Friday, July 15. A force in the local Santa Barbara art scene whose work has been treasured around the country, Robertson was also a long-time supporter and popular mentor […]

Community Counseling and Education Center
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 17, 2022

“What a difference a day makes, 24 little hours,” Dinah Washington sang in 1959. “What a difference a day made, and the difference is you.”  Washington, of course, was singing about romantic love. But for Santa Barbara’s Community Counseling and Education Center (CCEC), one day can make a huge difference in others’ lives too.  One […]

‘Mainstream Topic’: Pandemic Puts Mental Wellness Center in Spotlight
By Steven Libowitz   |   October 7, 2021

It’s just a coincidence that World Mental Health Day falls right in the middle of the circulation for this week’s edition of the Montecito Journal. The annual campaign was created by the World Health Organization with a stated objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health and […]

Mental Health Matters
By Richard Mineards   |   September 12, 2019

A record 190 guests turned out at the Biltmore for the 73-year-old Mental Wellness Center’s 9th annual Merryl Brown-designed lunch, which was expected to raise $175,000 for general funds to help families, adults, and teens. The keynote speaker was Sonali Beaven, an author and mental health advocate, who lost her father, Todd, on United Boeing […]

Mental Capacity
By Richard Mineards   |   September 27, 2018

Santa Barbara’s 71-year-old Mental Wellness Center, which normally throws its annual lunch at the Carrillo Recreation Center, moved to grander quarters in the Loggia Ballroom of the Biltmore for its 8th annual fundraiser with 175 guests, raising around $150,000. The organization, which has an annual budget of $3 million, started focusing on youth 10 years […]