For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Virginia Bennett 631-702-2423
THE 10th ANNUAL EAST END MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY
The need to foster and maintain our mental health is essential to our overall well-being as individuals and as a community. Because this only becomes more and more evident each year, the 10th annual East End Mental Health Awareness Day will focus on Mental Health at Every Age : how best to maintain our mental health during every stage of our lives. This event, which is sponsored by the Town of Southampton, will be held on Saturday, April 6th from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm in the Southampton High School at 141 Narrow Lane, Southampton.
Information and support for families and friends who have loved ones living with the effects of a serious mental illness has always been an important part of the day. Morning and afternoon workshops have been planned on mental health in children; in adolescents and young adults; and in senior citizens. Each workshop will examine common difficulties and discuss how to improve mental health at each stage of life. Other workshops topics include post traumatic stress disorder; positive psychology for everyone everyday; generating your own well-being through creativity; resources for families; and sharing and caring.
Following the morning registration and coffee, a panel discussion will focus on “Stories of Challenges and Resilience” during which the panel participants will share their experiences and answer questions. The guest speaker, Michael Stoltz, executive director of The Clubhouse of Suffolk, will share his years of experience as a mental health professional and discuss today’s challenges.
Lunch will be provided, as will ample opportunities to network and gather the latest info from mental health and disabilities resource exhibitors who will be available all day. This event is open to anyone concerned with mental health issues including family members, individuals living with a mental illness, community members and professionals.
The event is free, though advanced registration is requested. Online registration is available at http://www.southamptontownny.gov/mentalhealthday. Registration brochures will be available at local libraries, as well as at the East Hampton and Southampton Town Halls. To request a registration brochure, please call (631) 702-2445.
In conjunction with the conference, a directory of mental health care professionals and services will be available. If you are a mental health professional, registered, licensed, and/or certified in your profession and wish to be listed in the directory, please call (631) 702-2445 to be included.