Registration Underway for East End Mental Health Awareness Day
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East Hampton, NY 11937
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The new South Fork Behavioral Initiative, which would provide immediate mental and behavioral health care to those in need, particularly students here, will be a focus of the upcoming 12th annual East End Mental Health Awareness Day, which is slated for April 11. While the workshops and panel discussions are free, advance registration is required.
Family members, individuals living with a mental illness, community members, and professionals have been invited to attend. The gathering, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Southampton High School, is co-sponsored by the Towns of Southampton and East Hampton. Kristie Golden, the associate director of operations in neurosciences at Stony Brook Medicine, and Jeffrey Steigman, the chief administrative officer with the Family Service League, will discuss the new South Fork Behavioral Health Initiative, which is bringing additional mental health services to the East End. The Medicaid redesign will also be a topic of discussion.
A panel discussion will start off the day. There will be morning and afternoon workshops, on topics including substance abuse and mental health concerns in Suffolk County, the importance of peers in recovery, and psychopharmacology. Theresa Roden, the executive director of I-Tri, Transformation Through Triathlon, will lead one workshop on inspirational triathlon racing. Exhibitors will be available throughout the day.
Participants can register online at southamptontownny.gov/mentalhealthday. Registration brochures are available at local libraries and East Hampton and Southampton Town Halls. To request a brochure, call 631-702-2445.