Meridian Health Care is taking a proactive approach in breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness with their 7th annual ‘Steps to Wellness Luncheon’ in Gainesville. The event aims to raise awareness and support for the health, recovery, and well-being of those affected by mental illnesses.
Under the theme “It Takes a Village,” the luncheon will feature guest speakers and a silent auction. The proceeds from the event will go towards providing resources and support for individuals on their journey to mental health recovery.
Kandra Albury, the Marketing Vice President for Meridian Health Care, emphasized the importance of activating the community and ensuring that people are aware of the available resources. The goal is to normalize conversations about mental illness and provide support to individuals who may be struggling.
Albury also highlighted the prevalence of mental illness, stating that approximately 1 in 4 adults are facing some form of mental health challenge. By raising awareness and breaking the stigma, the luncheon aims to create a safe space for individuals to openly discuss their experiences and seek support.
The event will be held at the Best Western Gateway Grand on Thursday, starting at 11:30 a.m. TV20’s David Snyder will be the emcee for the event. Tickets can still be purchased on the Meridian Health Care website.
By hosting the Steps to Wellness Luncheon, Meridian Health Care is contributing to a supportive community that prioritizes mental health. It is through such initiatives that the stigma surrounding mental illness can be dismantled, ultimately creating a more understanding and inclusive society.
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– Meridian Health Care: A healthcare organization dedicated to providing mental health and substance abuse services in the community.
– Mental Illness: A condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling, behavior, or mood, often resulting in impaired functioning and distress.
– Stigma: The negative attitudes, beliefs, and stereotypes that society holds towards individuals with mental health conditions.
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