The Mental Wellness Center understands that racism undermines mental health. Therefore, we are committed to anti-racism in all that we do and remain committed to working against individual racism, interpersonal racism, and institutional racism in all their forms.

Improving Mental Wellness In Our Community

The mission of the Mental Wellness Center is to advance mental wellness in Santa Barbara.

Since 1947, the Mental Wellness Center has been building hope for individuals and families, providing support in recovery and raising awareness of mental health within the Santa Barbara community.

26th Annual Mental Health Arts Festival Virtual Celebration

Join the Mental Wellness Center for a virtual celebration as we honor the work of talented artists and celebrate the power of creative expression.

For the past 25 years, the Mental Wellness Center has hosted a Mental Health Arts Festival at De La Guerra Plaza. The event is designed to raise awareness and reduce stigma of mental illness, while showcasing the talents and identities of people affected by mental health diagnoses.

Every summer, more than 60 local artists exhibit their talents and share paintings, drawings sculptures, jewelry, poetry, music and more. Due to COVID this year, we’ve had to sadly cancel our annual festival and have decided to continue our celebration online.

Join us online this year as we celebrate 26 years of the Mental Health Arts Festival. And, we hope to see you next summer at De La Guerra Plaza for our 27th Annual Mental Health Arts Festival!

The Mental Wellness Center depends on the generosity of the community to ensure essential services will be provided for individuals and families impacted by mental illness for years to come.

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