COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — The Collier Coalition for Wholesome Minds (CCHM) is celebrating Psychological Well being Consciousness Month by educating the neighborhood about how residents, companies and suppliers can come collectively to handle the rising psychological well being and habit disaster compounded by the worldwide coronavirus pandemic and nationwide opioid epidemic and suicide disaster.
Psychological Well being Consciousness Month, held yearly each Could, is a chance to encourage communities to extend consciousness and understanding of psychological well being, the steps residents can take to guard their psychological well being and the well-being of others, in addition to the necessity for acceptable and accessible providers for all folks with psychological sickness.
CCHM is a gaggle of healthcare, social service, authorized and justice system professionals and advocates charged with mobilizing Collier County’s first-ever, five-year psychological well being and habit providers strategic plan.
Via the launch of CollierHealthyMinds.com, the Coalition is bringing consciousness to their mission and their strategic plan’s six precedence areas which embrace disaster help, housing, knowledge sharing, justice system response, transportation, schooling in addition to particular concerns for veterans and seniors.
The web site gives native and nationwide sources, suicide prevention and a strong information part that highlights the neighborhood’s progress on the priorities and particular concerns. Via the location’s Join part, guests can request in-person and digital, customizable academic alternatives and find out how the neighborhood may be a part of the answer to the disaster.
Launched simply in time for Psychological Well being Consciousness month, the brand new web site hosts a Wellness Ideas part the place Coalition companion businesses comparable to David Lawrence Facilities for Psychological Well being, Blue Zones, NAMI, Starvation and Homeless Coalition, and Wounded Warriors of Collier County, provide details about wholesome methods to handle psychological well being. The ideas are transient, simply digestible soundbites displayed graphically that target the CCHM precedence areas. Ideas are inspired to be shared on social media by Coalition members and web site guests as a chance to create consciousness all 12 months lengthy.
There are two academic alternatives to interact with the Coalition this month.
CCHM members may have a desk on the Psychological Well being Consciousness within the Backyard occasion on Could 1-2 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Naples Botanical Backyard. Psychological well being suppliers might be readily available to teach Backyard patrons about their providers by way of enjoyable actions. Tickets to the Backyard may be bought on-line at NaplesGarden.org or on the door.
A restricted variety of spots can be found for a free digital schooling session hosted by the League of Ladies Voters of Collier County on Could 10 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm. A panel of Coalition companions will introduce and provides an replace on every of the six priorities and clarify how the neighborhood can get entangled. To get entry to the Zoom hyperlink, go to LWVCollierCounty.org.
Funding for the event of the strategic plan in addition to the CCHM web site and advertising and marketing efforts has been supplied by the Group Basis of Collier County who can be a member of the Coalition.