Doylestown Health Introduces 2018 Mental Health Series
Join us for free monthly presentations on a variety of mental health topics.
Nearly one in five adults has a mental illness in the United States.1 Bucks County is no different, and mental health issues are more prevalent than people perceive. As the mission of Doylestown Health is to continuously improve the quality of life and proactively advocate for the health and well-being of the individuals we serve, we recognize the need to address mental health in our community.
Doylestown Health announces the 2018 Mental Health Series, organized by the Doylestown Health Wellness Team, offering free educational sessions that start in January 2018. Local mental health professionals and community partners will offer monthly presentations in an effort to educate area residents, provide resources and next steps, and work to remove the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Speakers include professionals from Lenape Valley Foundation, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), Livengrin Foundation, the County of Bucks and Doylestown Health Bereavement.
Presentations are free and will be held each month in Conference Room J at Doylestown Hospital (595 W. State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901) from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
- January 10: Mental Health 101
- February 7: Understanding Anxiety and Depression
- March 7: Mental Health in Service Members and Their Families
- April 4: Understanding and Overcoming Addictive Behaviors
- May 2: Impact of Substance Abuse on the Family
- May 23: Free QPR Suicide Prevention Training
- June 6: Coping with Loss
- July 11: Eating Disorders in the 21st Century
- August 1: Sleep: An Essential Component to Health and Wellbeing
- September 5: Breaking the Silence: Suicide Prevention
- October 6: Mental Health Conference
The series culminates with a half-day Mental Health Conference in October 2018, where participants will have the opportunity to join breakout sessions with local mental health professionals and community partners.
"We hope that this Mental Health Series informs community members on how to cope with mental health issues, whether it's for themselves or a friend or family member," said Kellye Foulke, Doylestown Health Education Outreach Liaison. "We want everyone to leave knowing which resources are available in the community and feeling empowered to lessen the stigma that surrounds mental illness."
National Institute of Mental Health (2015)
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