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Mental Health Symposium and Resource Fair - May 30

5/7/2019

The City of Gainesville, in partnership with local mental health providers and community advocates, is hosting a Mental Health Symposium and Resource Fair Thursday, May 30 from 1-5 p.m., at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 NE First St.

Recognizing that the mental health of every citizen is important to the social and economic success of the city, community leaders are joining forces to increase awareness and education about mental health issues.

In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the symposium brings together residents, service providers and other agencies to share information about treatment and resources available for individuals with mental health needs. Participants will discuss barriers to access and opportunities to improve mental health services for people of all ages.

The symposium features remarks by Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe and Alachua County Commissioner Robert Hutchinson. Representatives from local mental health organizations are participating in a panel discussion, and workshop sessions will be offered on youth mental health, peer-to-peer support, mental wellness and suicide prevention. Mental health providers and community advocates will also have information on their services available during the resource fair.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information and registration, visit http://tiny.cc/mentalhealth19. Please event inquiries to Deputy City Clerk Marie Kessler at 352-393-8665 or kesslermp@cityofgainesville.org.