May is National Mental Health Awareness Month
and in an effort to bring awareness to the community, MeckLINK Behavioral Healthcare
has arranged activities throughout the month to promote mental wellness, educate the public about mental illness, and how to receive services.
: A kid’s health fair will take place at the University City YMCA, 8100 Old Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For those interested in volunteering at the MeckLINK booth, contact email@example.com
:Golden Corral will distribute 2,500 fliers at their South Boulevard restaurant, 9430 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28273
: Duke Energy Center will light up GREEN and Tweet about both Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and MeckLINK. Follow MeckLINK on Twitter @MeckLINKBH and Duke Energy Center @WellsLightsCLT.
MeckLINK will meet with 6th – 8th graders at Sugar Creek Charter School, 4101 N. Tryon Street, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. We will discuss the topic of drug and alcohol prevention – Speaker Derrick Harris CSAPC, Freedom House. For more information or if you plan to attend, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SAMSHA National Prevention Week “I Choose” Campaign begins at Sugar Creek Charter School. Students will write on a campaign board why or what they choose instead of substances.
: MeckLINK and the Mental Health Association will meet with 4th-5th graders at Sugar Creek Charter School from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Speakers Kevin Markel and Candace Wilson will discuss the topic of mental health awareness. The children will release green balloons and receive a green ribbon representing their participation and what they learned. To order green ribbons, visit National Family Federation.
For more information or if you plan to attend, contact email@example.com
: The Project Lift and Parent Voice Resource Fair will take place at Bruns Academy, 501 S. Bruns Avenue, Charlotte, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. For more information or if you plan to attend, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
MeckLINK Clinical Depression presentation at Depression Bipolar Support Alliance 7 to 8:30 p.m. Speaker Jeff LaForge, LCSW MeckLINK Behavioral Healthcare. For more information or if you plan to attend, contact email@example.com
: Prevention of Alcohol Abuse Day - MeckLINK returns to Sugar Creek Charter School to review their “I Choose” campaign wall. For more information or if you plan to attend, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
: Field for Hope –Sunflower Garden planting event to reduce stigma of Depression. MeckLINK employees, consumers, advocacy groups invited to participate. MeckLINK will also invite County Managers and Board of County Commissioners to participate as well. Press release will be written to encourage media to attend. See attached flier for more information or http://www.ifred.org/projects/fieldforhope