Students of all ages, and especially those exploring health care careers, are invited to join the OneFuture Behavioral Health A-Team as we celebrate Mental Health Month with a six-part Mental Health Matters virtual webinar series launching May 4 and continuing every Tuesday afternoon through June 8. All sessions will be held at 3 p.m. 

Each 30-minute episode will feature three segments centered around a mental health and wellness theme: Topic Introduction and Self-Care Tips, Career Insights Panel and Career Pathway Exploration using the website tool. 

Jazmin Rojas-Monarrez, a peer-educator at UC Irvine and OneFuture scholar, will open each session with a 15-minute behavioral wellness segment. Topics covered will include: Communication and Conflict Resolution, Interpersonal Relationships, Testing Anxiety and Stress Management, Microaggressions, Self-Care and Mindfulness, and Self-Esteem and Body Image. 

Ebony Staten, partnership manager with the California College Guidance Initiative, will host the Career Pathway Exploration segment and show students how to research careers and education pathway programs using the website tool. 

Mental Health Matters Series Webinar

Who: Students — especially those interested in mental health careers

When: May 4 — June 8, Tuesdays at 3 p.m. 


How: Register online at to secure your viewing link

Contact: Eloisa Lopez at [email protected]

Each session will feature a panel of local behavioral health professionals and educators sharing insights about their work and personal career pathway journey. Panelists will include professionals from Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health, Jewish Family Services of the Desert, Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, SafeHouse of the Desert, individual private practice clinicians, UCR, College of the Desert, Coachella Valley Unified School District and Desert Sands Unified School District.

Sessions will be delivered live and recorded for future viewing on the OneFuture Coachella Valley YouTube channel and the Regional Plan Portal.

All sessions are free and open to the public. The series is presented by OneFuture Coachella Valley in partnership with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Health Workforce Initiative hosted through College of the Desert.  

OneFuture Coachella Valley is a 501c3 non-profit organization that partners with leaders in business, government and education to implement the Regional Plan for College and Career Success with the goal of preparing students for college, career and life. In support of the Regional Plan, OneFuture convenes and facilitates the work of 12 regional alignment teams (A-Teams), including the Behavioral Health Workforce A-Team, which works to assure that the Coachella Valley has an abundant supply of mental and behavioral health professionals who are from our own student population and are responsive to the needs of our community.  

For more information, contact Kim McNulty, [email protected] or Eloisa Lopez, [email protected].

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