Free Mental Health Services During Recovery Month

September 9, 2013

Mental health services are in the spotlight during recovery month, and that’s good news for you! If you’ve ever wanted to participate in a mental health event, now is a great time to get involved. Recovery Month events are happening all over the state, and that includes free mental health services. Let’s join together to raise awareness and improve mental health!

Recovery Month’s Mental Health Services

Recovery’s Got Talent

Sunday, September 15th at 5:00PM

Bring the whole family to the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center in West Palm Beach for some food and entertainment. Highlights include a chili cook-off, cupcake contest, and talent show!

The Silent Majority

Screenings on September 19th, 22nd, and 23rd

Leslie and Lindsey Glass, the founders of Reach Out Recovery, filmed a movie to raise awareness about mental health services and substance abuse programs available to teens. The film was shot in Florida and New York City, and focuses on how teens can stay drug and alcohol free, along with the impact it can have on their life. The film will be broadcast on PBS; check local listings for specific details.

National Recovery Month Celebration

Saturday, September 21st from 11:00AM to 4:00PM

Broward County celebrates recovery and mental health services with a free event at Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill. Spend a day enjoying food, awards, and entertainment, all for a good cause.

Florida’s Recovery Month Celebration

Saturday, September 21st from 4:30PM to 8:00PM

If you’re in the Daytona Beach area, you’re in for a treat – a plethora of free activities are on the calendar today as part of Recovery Month. Events include line dancing, a kids’ zone, testimonials about recovery and mental health services, and resource tables. The event’s goal is to spread the message that recovery is achievable.

National Recovery Month with the Tampa Bay Rays

Sunday, September 22nd from 11:00AM to 2:30PM

The Tampa Bay Rays host the Baltimore Orioles in St. Petersburg and discounted seats are on offer. Bring the whole family and come early to see pregame ceremonies that recognize National Recovery Month. Afterwards, kids can come onto the field and run the bases.

Community Resource Fair

Tuesday, September 24th from 5:00PM to 8:00PM

This free event will be held at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale. The purpose is to provide education and resources about the Affordable Care Act and local mental health services. Attend the Q&A forum to ask any questions you might have about the upcoming changes to our healthcare system.

R3FiveK

Saturday, September 28th from 8:00AM to 11:00AM

Make the trip to Lakeland, Florida for a 5k fun run/walk to support recovery from mental illness. Anyone is welcome, including kids and pets! Prizes and refreshments will be given to all who register.

If you or someone you love is suffering from a mental illness and is facing financial obstacles to services, please call us at 1-800-338-5770. At Guardian Behavioral Health Foundation we provide access to low-cost or no-cost mental health services through a variety of community mental health centers and professionals.  We also offer educational workshops for families and professionals.