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Mental Health Month Open House and Grand Opening Celebration

May 12, 2017 03:30 PM — May 12, 2017 06:00 PM

David Lawrence Center Polly Keller Campus
6075 Bathey Lane

Mental Health Month Open House and Grand Opening Celebration

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.

This year, David Lawrence Center is celebrating the many heroes who support mental health in our community with an open house and grand opening celebration. Facility tours of our beautiful new Children’s Outpatient Building, Genoa pharmacy and the new Healthcare Network of SW Florida medical office scheduled to open in May will be available.

Children, adults, families, referral sources and donors are all welcome to join in on this free, family fun event. This action packed, informative event is open to the public and includes opportunities to meet local mental health heroes in our community. Girl Scout troops are also welcome to join in on the fun and earn a mental health patch!

New Facility Tours:


  • Fire Truck Demo
  • DARE Car
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Meet Hero Characters, McGruff the Crime Dog and Florida Weekly’s Paperboy
  • Art Therapy Craft Station
  • Super Hero Photo Booth
  • Meet a Therapy Dog & Therapy Horse
  • Contests and Games
  • Children’s Art Therapy Showcase
  • Meet Former NFL Players Ike Alama-Francis and David Jones
  • Health and Wellness Demonstrations
  • Brief Educational Presentations
  • Psychosis Simulation

Community Mental Health Hero Education Tables:

Food Vendors to Date:

Prizes to Date:

  • Dunkin Donuts Gift Basket
  • Children’s Museum of Naples Science Kit and Four Passes
  • Art Supply Gift Basket
  • Fuji Instant Film Camera and Accessories
  • Target Gift Card
  • Walmart Gift Card
  • Bike
  • Back Packs Stuffed with Supplies and Goodies
  • Open Mind Zen Center Month Pass
  • Greenmonkey Yoga Month Pass
  • Greennonkey Yoga 5 Free Classes
  • Marco Island Day Package
  • Toys, Books and Games Gift Basket

Schedule of Events:

  • 4:00 – 4:15 pm – Ribbon Cutting New DLC Children’s Outpatient Building
  • 4:15 – 4:30 pm – Mental Health Signs and Symptoms Presentation and Q&A with DLC’s Dr. David Fuentes, PhD
  • 4:30 – 4:45 pm – Ribbon Cutting Health Care Network of SW Florida and Genoa Pharmacy
  • 4:45 – 5:15 pm – Battling Bullying and How to Lead Healthy Lifestyle with Drug Free Collier Ambassadors and Former NFL Players Ike Alama-Francis and David Jones
  • 5:30 – 5:45 pm – “Physical Health and Mental Health, We Treat The Whole You” with Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Chief Medical Officer Scott Needle, MD

Sponsor/Donor Heroes:

  • Florida Weekly
  • eBella Magazine
  • Genoa Pharmacy
  • Healthcare Network of SW Florida
  • Marco Island Office Supply
  • Neapolitan Family Magazine
  • Coastal Beverage
  • Target
  • Verizon
  • Il Primo Pizza & Wings
  • Barnes and Nobel
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Kimberly Hunter
  • PetSmart
  • Coral Cay Adventure Golf
  • Sunshine Booksellers
  • Doreen’s Cup of Joe
  • Greenmonkey Yoga
  • Open Mind Zen Center
  • Children’s Museum of Naples
  • Sunshine Booksellers
  • Max Flex Fitness

For more information, e-mail us here.