Suntree Mental Health Fair Offers Help & Hope
Sunday - Oct. 27, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Suntree United Methodist Church
7400 N. Wickham Rd.
Melbourne, FL 32940
For more information about the Suntree Mental Health Fair, call Jill Kibler at 321-242-2585.
Experts and community unite to battle stigma at Suntree United Methodist Church October 27. According to The National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience some form of mental illness in a given year. And tragically, more than 4,500 U.S. teens die from suicide. Faced with those stark statistics and with Mental Illness Awareness Week just past, Suntree United Methodist Church is gathering local experts to share information, resources, and offer hope on a variety of mental health conditions. Members of the public are invited to attend the Suntree Mental Health Fair: Help & Hope for Mental Health Challenges on Sunday, October 27 at 2:00 PM at Suntree United Methodist Church, 7400 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne.
The Mental Health Fair is intended to raise awareness about mental health issues in Brevard County, and to identify local agencies that provide mental health training and resources to the community. 25 organizations will be displaying and providing information in the church dining room related to a variety of mental health challenges. An “Ask the Expert” panel discussion in Rooms 103/104 will address various questions about mental illness, treatment options and local services. Serving on the panel will be DeAnn Collins, LCSW, MSW, Program Manager, Senior Behavior Wellness; Jason Wieseler, Ph.D. Executive Vice President, Circles of Care and Ellen Audelo, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Brevard County. Afterwards, distinguished speakers* in the Worship Center will address topics related to crisis care, opioid addiction to recovery, help for youth suicide and more. Intended for the general public, the Suntree Mental Health Fair may be especially helpful for family members and caregivers of persons with mental illness. For more information about the Suntree Mental Health Fair, call Jill Kibler at 321-242-2585.