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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mental health resource fair is at Delgado May 1

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 11:49 AM

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Delgado Community College hosts a resource fair and panel discussion May 1 to raise awareness of mental health-related issues and services in the city.

The fair begins at 11 a.m. at the University's Student Life Center. At noon, there's a discussion and accompanying luncheon called "Moving Mental Health Services into a Collaborative System of Care.” The panel includes comments from National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) board president Chuck Credo, Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic educator Ashley Weiss, Keith Grant of Louisiana Healthcare Connections and District B Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell. (Participants must register to attend the discussion; email sborne@dcc.edu for details.)

The events coincide with the beginning of May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month. This campaign attempts to highlight and reduce stigma associated with mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic distress disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders and others. Recent National Institute of Metal Health Data indicates as many as 9.8 million adults, or more than the entire population of New York City, are living with serious mental illness, and high rates of mental illness (often coupled with low access to care) are common throughout the Gulf South.

It's free to attend both events, which also include massages from the school's massage therapy program. Call (504) 671-6004 for more information. 
Location Details Delgado Community College
City Park campus, Student Life Center, Lac Maurepas room
Mid-City
New Orleans, LA

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