No upcoming occurrences.
The goal of Mental Health Awareness Days is to raise awareness and educate the public about mental health while striving to remove the stigma that surrounds mental illness.
“We want people to know that mental illnesses are common and treatable,” said Billye Bennett, R.N., Lake Regional education coordinator.
Mental health professionals will provide free, confidential screenings for:
- alcohol abuse
- drug abuse
In addition, interactive exhibits will explore the benefits of animal companionship; spirituality and religion; humor; work-life balance; and recreation and social connections.
- Steele, the professional therapy dog
- Members of Morgan County Ministerial Alliance
- Master Gardeners
- Master Naturalists
- 4-H volunteers
- Sunshine the Clown
- Tai Chi and Qui Gong instructor
Event partners include Capital Region Medical Center, Burrell Behavioral Health, Morgan County Health Department, Prairie Hills/Katy Trail Community Health – Versailles and University of Missouri Extension.
Hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks provided by Morgan County Health Department.