Annually the Towns of Southampton and East Hampton collaborated to bring residents the East End Mental Health Awareness Day. After 14 years however, the group decided to change it up. Rather than offer only one day they have organized several FREE events that will be presented across the area.
Two upcoming events are:
Mental Health Treatment: Then, Now and Going Forward. Wednesday, April 26, 7 pm, Southampton Town Community Center, 25 Ponquogue Ave, Hampton Bays.
Lucy Winer, a former Kings Park patient who created the documentary,Kings Park: Stories From an American Institution, will reference her film as she candidly discusses the experiences of patients and staff in this former Long Island psychiatric hospital. Katherine Tollefsen, Program Coordinator for the Recovery Center, Inc. and who has been both a recipient and provider of mental health services, will discuss a new initiative to engage individuals in their recovery.
Kristie Golden, PhD, Associate Director of Operations for the Neurosciences Service Line at Stony Brook’s Dept. of Psychiatry will explain the developing models of care that integrate mental health services into primary care settings to address the person as a whole not just a mental illness. - Integrated Behavioral Health Services. There will be time for questions and discussion. From Ship to Shape, a monologue on mental health with Walker Vreeland.
Saturday, May 6, 2:30 pm in the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton. Through this autobiographical monologue, Walker Vreeland, a former east end radio personality, will chronicle his battle with mental illness that began when he was 24 years old, performing as a cruise ship singer. Vreeland’s perspective finds laughter between the lines in this serious subject.
Contact Vee Bennett at 631 702-2423 with questions regarding any of these FREE events.