The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states that in addition to better pain management options and better targeting of overdose reversing drugs, we need better prevention, treatment, and recovery services. This CEU workshop will discuss counseling and behavioral therapy strategies, as well as the current accepted medication-assisted treatments. Time: 8:30 AM-12:45 PM. Cost: $85. Pre-registration required.
Are you a community member interested in reducing the stigma surrounding mental health disorders? In recognition of world mental health day, HopeWay is providing a FREE community education event in the Raleigh area. After participating in the Walk for Hope (see event below), we will be putting on this local workshop to help share the importance of our own mental health and supporting the mental wellness of those we love. Time: 3 PM.
Going off to college is often the first time a young adult lives away from home. What comes with more autonomy might include added financial responsibility, different food and exercise choices, changes in sleeping habits, and a new social environment. There can be exposure to drugs and alcohol, potential sexual pressures, and typically a more rigorous academic curriculum. If a young adult has a pre-existing or predisposition towards mental illness, their exposure to these new stressors can exacerbate their illness and potentially impact their academic success. Time: 12-3:15 PM. Cost: $65. Pre-registration required.
An anxiety disorder can affect people of all ages, including children. In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental health disorder in children, affecting as many as ten percent of young people. Time: 9 AM-4:30 PM. Cost: $115. Pre-registration required.
The Butterfly Affair is being hosted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC). The event will acknowledge students who have received scholarships through the program, serve as a fundraiser for the CRC program, and recognize donors who have supported the program. All ticket sales will directly go towards the scholarship funds for the CRC students. There will be silent and live auctions. A buffet dinner will be served. Time: 6-9 PM.
Emerald School of Excellence is going to host a National Recovery Month event on September 22nd from 12:00-3:00 PM @ Community House Middle School - 9500 Community House Rd. Afterwards, there will be a free screening of "Generation Found" from 3:30-5:00 PM, followed by a panel discussion.
30th Annual Thad & Alice Eure Walk for Hope. This charity event has helped raise millions of dollars towards better understanding - and, eventually, maybe even curing - illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, postpartum depression, schizophrenia, and anorexia. 100% of the money raised by participants directly funds local mental health research at the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Psychiatry. Each year, thousands of participants come together at the Angus Barn in Raleigh to show solidarity for family friends, and community members living with a mental illness. Onsite registration: 8am. Walk begins: 10am.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is the leader in the fight against suicide. They fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. The Out of Darkness Walks are held in hundreds of cities across the country. They give people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss, and the platform to change our culture's approach to mental health. Charlotte Walk: Registration at 1pm, Program & Walk from 2:30-4pm.
The Novant Health Charlotte Marathon, previously Thunder Road Marathon, is an annual race that takes place in Charlotte, NC every November. The money raised helps support patient programming items and supplies for the Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital Child Life Program. The event features five different races: the marathon, half-marathon, marathon relay, 5K, and kid’s 1-mile run. The race finishes in the heart of Uptown Charlotte at Romare Bearden Park. With entertainment along the course, major headliners at the finish line festival, and five distance options, it’s a race for all runners!
In May, Promise Resource Network (PRN) debuted this NC evening of storytelling and creative expression to a sold-out audience of 400! Back by request, the second TIMB will showcase a new line-up of talented and brave performers who will share their stories of recovery, triumph and resilience over mental health diagnoses. Performers will inspire, entertain, and challenge traditional thinking around mental illness through original music, poetry, theater, comedy, dance and spoken word. Time: 4-6 PM