Helping Neighbors: Understanding the Misunderstood -- The Facts About Mental Illness
FISH OF SANCAP, with Regina Britton, Program Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for Lee, Hendry and Charlotte Counties, is offering a presentation, Understanding the Misunderstood--The Facts About Mental Illness on Wednesday, October 16 from 10:00 am –noon at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
This seminar will provide critical information about specific mental illnesses, conditions, treatment and services related to mental illness. Regina Briton says, “Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion or status. They are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable.”
FISH, in consultation with local mental health experts, has developed a workshop series that will focus on various aspects of mental health and well-being. Their hope is that by providing a forum to receive more information and begin a community conversation to raise awareness and reduce stigma associated with mental and behavioral wellness.
Kathy Y. Monroe, Program Director, FISH says, “This will be the first of our five-part series on mental health. It is our hope that this journey will educate participants while discussing treatment, finding resources, sharing difficult stories and becoming responsible for our own mental health.”
For additional information, please contact Kathy Y. Monroe or Anthony Morales at the FISH Walk-In-Center, 239-472-4775. For more information on the National Alliance on Mental Illness, visit https://www.nami.org/