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 dependancy 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 applicable and accessible providers for all individuals with psychological sickness.
CCHM is a bunch 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 dependancy providers strategic plan.
By way of the launch of CollierHealthyMinds.com, the Coalition is bringing consciousness to their mission and their strategic plan’s six precedence areas which embody disaster assist, housing, knowledge sharing, justice system response, transportation, training 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. By way of the positioning’s Join part, guests can request in-person and digital, customizable academic alternatives and learn the way the neighborhood might be a part of the answer to the disaster.
Launched simply in time for Psychological Well being Consciousness month, the brand new website 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 temporary, simply digestible soundbites displayed graphically that concentrate on the CCHM precedence areas. Ideas are inspired to be shared on social media by Coalition members and web site guests as a possibility to create consciousness all 12 months lengthy.
There are two academic alternatives to have interaction with the Coalition this month.
CCHM members can 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 will probably be available to coach Backyard patrons about their providers via enjoyable actions. Tickets to the Backyard might be bought on-line at NaplesGarden.org or on the door.
A restricted variety of spots can be found for a free digital training 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 offered by the Group Basis of Collier County who can be a member of the Coalition.