Mental Health Awareness Month Info Fair and Kickoff Concert with Rap Group “Stealing Oceans” at Del Mar College

One in five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness condition according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24, but early intervention programs can help. In observance of national Mental Health Awareness Month, which is May, Del Mar College is hosting an Info Fair and Kickoff Concert to bring awareness and resources to both the campus and general community.

Get local, state and national perspectives about issues related to mental illness conditions and how to get help with speakers including Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales, NAMI Greater Corpus Christi Program Director Angela Horner and Rita Hernandez, LPC, Lead Counselor with Del Mar College’s Counseling Center. Scheduled in Richardson Performance Hall, the event features remarks by these individuals beginning at 11 a.m., an hour-long opportunity to collect information and speak with representatives at tables in the lobby and then a 12:30 p.m. concert in the auditorium with “Stealing Oceans.

The group features rapper and lyricist Brian Thompson, whose love for words and melodies steered him away from the grip of a five-year struggle with drugs and alcohol. Thompson now shares his positivity as frontman and leader of “Stealing Oceans.” The band’s vitality is not only for entertainment but also by fusing positivity and optimism into their unique sound and lyrics to encourage audiences to be appreciative each day.

The group takes time from their busy touring schedule to appear at special events to raise funds and bring awareness about suicide prevention and mental health. Stealing Oceans uses their platform to make a difference in people’s lives and thrive to inspire with their own motto; “Stay Thoughtful, Be Grateful, and Always Love.”

The event will be held Thursday, May 2, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East Campus, Ayers at Kosar.

It’s FREE and open to the public.


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