Healthy Living Programs
Mental Health & Happiness

People who feel more connected to others have lower levels of anxiety and depression, higher self-esteem, greater empathy and are more trusting and cooperative. In other words, social connectedness generates a positive feedback loop of social, emotional and physical well-being.

View the Social Connection & Mindfulness Calendar

For further mental health resources, check out our B-Well campaign in partnership with BeachLife Festival and our Mental Health Awareness Month Resources.

Virtual Happiness Chat
This is a casual discussion group with light-hearted activities to spark conversation. Share ideas, tips, resources, jokes, quotes – anything that supports our happiness!

Second Tuesday of the month from 12:30 - 1 p.m. 
Register Here

Upcoming Workshop

Mental Health & Happiness Workshop - Strategies for Older Adults
Wednesday, October 18
2 – 3:30 p.m.
Manhattan Beach Joslyn Community Center
1601 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach 90266

Engage in an interactive workshop to learn about ways to support our mental health and well-being as we age. Learn how to access mental health support in our community. Facilitated by Emily Brosius, LCSW, Director of Community Services with Beach Cities Health District. To register, please call Manhattan Beach Older Adults Program at 310-802-5430.

Recorded Mental Heath & Happiness Series 
Welcome to the self-led Mental Health & Happiness Series. For each topic, there are two videos and two documents. Please dedicate one hour for each topic. To support your experience, consider: 1) attending an upcoming Happiness Chat, 2) inviting a friend to participate with you and be accountability buddies, or 3) reach out to the series facilitator, Tiana Rideout-Rosales,

Start by watching the Introduction to the Mental Health & Happiness Series 

Maximize Gratitude: Express appreciation and savor kindness  

Boost Empathy: Support connection and shift perspective

Cultivate Bravery: Embrace opportunities and manage change  

Reaffirm Purpose: Navigate transitions and focus on meaning 

After you complete the series:  

Find more opportunities to connect and build stress resilience skills: