Mental Health Awareness Day Aims at Education

Posted on 02 April 2014

The 11th annual East End Mental Health Awareness Day, sponsored by the Town of Southampton, will be held on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Southampton High School on Narrow Lane in Southampton.

The event is free, though advanced registration is requested through southamptontownny.gov/mentalhealthday.

Morning and afternoon workshops will cover subjects including mental health in children, mental health in seniors, substance abuse, medications, access to mental health services, post-partum depression, suicide prevention, and taking care of your whole self.

Following the morning registration and coffee, the Southampton Town Youth Bureau’s Act TWO will present theatrical interpretations of mental health issues. A panel of people living with mental illness will discuss their concerns and successes followed by a question and answer period.

In conjunction with the conference, a directory of mental health care professionals and services will be available. Registered, licensed, and/or certified mental health professional have been encouraged to submit their credentials and be listed in the directory. Call 702-2445 for information.

 

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