David Lawrence Center to Host Mental Health Month Fair and Grand Opening Celebration May 12, 2017; Free, Family Fun Activities and Prizes Planned

April 7th, 2017

Naples, Fl – The David Lawrence Center, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and substance abuse treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is pleased to announce that in honor of May’s National Mental Health Awareness Month, the Center will open up their main campus off of Golden Gate Parkway (6075 Bathey Lane, Naples) to families, friends, clients, referral sources and supporters for a free, informative, action packed, fun afternoon at the Mental Health Fair and Grand Opening Celebration on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

The Mental Health Fair and Open House will celebrate the many heroes who support mental health in Southwest Florida with a variety of fun activities, community partner resource tables representing health, wellness and mental health providers as well as brief educational presentations on the signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance abuse, bullying and how to live a healthy lifestyle.

Facility tours and ribbon cuttings for the David Lawrence Center’s beautiful new Children’s Outpatient Building, Genoa pharmacy and the new Healthcare Network of SW Florida medical practice, scheduled to open in May, are planned.

Attendees will enjoy health and wellness demonstration, fun lawn games, contests with great prizes, an art therapy craft station, children’s art therapy showcase, a superhero photo booth, rock climbing wall, fire truck demonstration and more all while networking with like-minded mental health advocates, supporters and health conscious members of our community. Food vendors will also be onsite.

Kids and adults alike will relish the chance to meet former NFL plays and Drug Free Collier ambassadors Ike Alama-Francis and David Jones and furry mental health heroes – a therapy horse and pet therapy dog.

Sponsors to date include Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, Naples Florida Weekly, Genoa Pharmacy and eBella Magazine.

Community Partners to date include Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Collier County Fire Department, Genoa Pharmacy, Healthcare Network of SW Florida, Naples Therapeutic Riding Center, Drug Free Collier, Jansen Pharmaceuticals, Children’s Museum of Naples, MaxFlex Fitness, Florida Art Therapy Services, LLC, and Project Help.

For more information, please click here or call 239-455-8500 ext. 1568.

About Mental Health Awareness Month
During National Mental Health Awareness Month, each year in May the mental health community joins together to reaffirm our commitment to building a better understanding of mental illnesses, increasing access to treatment and spreading awareness about the importance of good mental health for everyone.

About David Lawrence Center   
Southwest Florida nonprofit David Lawrence Center is a national leader in providing world-class mental health and substance abuse solutions for children, adolescents and adults. The Center’s innovative, integrated treatment includes inpatient, outpatient, residential, and community-based services – a comprehensive system of care funded by community and government support. Each year, David Lawrence Center creates life-changing wellness for more than 9,000 people through over 220,000 treatment sessions. To learn more, please call 239-455-8500 or visit www.DavidLawrenceCenter.org.

Mental Health Month Grand Opening

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