Eight months after Hurricane Ian, the mental health challenges are many for those who have gone through the turmoil of losing their possessions and homes to one of the most destructive weather events in Florida’s history.
The DiamondHead Beach Resort will be hosting more than 20 organizations that deal with mental health issues, to assist the public, at its Fort Myers Beach property on 2000 Estero Boulevard Wednesday, May 31. The event will run from 10 a.m. to noon.
The event is focused on bridging the gap with various Southwest Florida mental health agencies and those impacted by Hurricane Ian. There will be speakers, Hurricane Ian survivor stories and representatives of various mental health organizations.
The event is being organized by Park Royal Hospital in collaboration with the Lee County Sheriff Community Outreach Centers, United Way 211 and leading mental health providers. The organizations that will be in attendance will be providing information on mental health resources, self-care tools, therapeutic activities, free mental health screenings, art therapy, pet therapy, peer support, on-site resources and referrals.
There will be therapeutic activities such as art, yoga, pet and equine therapy to illuminate the many pathways of building a more resilient you.
This will be an interactive opportunity for attendees to gain tools to foster resiliency and practice self-care as well as improve access to mental health services in Southwest Florida.
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