David Lawrence Centers Encourages Community Wellbeing in 2022 with Mind Your Mind Initiative

David Lawrence Centers Encourages Community Wellbeing in 2022 with Mind Your Mind Initiative

Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider serving children, adults and families, is inviting the community to prioritize mental health in 2022 through a new community initiative, Mind Your Mind.

“Amid the stress, isolation, uncertainty, and grief that many have experienced during the pandemic, healthcare and social service agencies across the country have seen a dramatic and alarming rise in mental health and substance use concerns – especially among our youth,” said Scott Burgess, DLC President and CEO. “Across the entire continuum of care at DLC, a record-breaking number of services were provided to children and adults in fiscal year 2021 – a number that has already been rising year over year as this mental health and addiction crisis continues to worsen.”

The conversation around mental health and wellbeing has never been more relevant. And the need to prioritize our mental wellbeing has never been more important. In addition to improving access to evidence-based treatment, DLC is committed to promoting how to prevent a mental health crisis and intervene early when symptoms arise.

Throughout the next 12 months, through the Mind Your Mind initiative, DLC will work with community partners and leaders to focus on important and relevant topics around mental health and addiction. This month-by-month approach to community mental wellness will highlight a different mental health topic; provide resources, positive content, tips and exercises for enhanced mindfulness and wellbeing; and feature opportunities to support community mental health whether at home, school, or workplace.

Designated website content at DLCMindYourMind.org will offer free access to relevant articles, videos, and other resources that will enhance and advance community wellbeing. On the site, visitors can also sign up for a monthly Mind Your Mind e-newsletter.

This year-long community initiative will send useful content right to people’s inbox and newsfeeds each month to help them focus on mental wellness and learn how to support others in the community who may be struggling.

The goal of Mind Your Mind is to bring attention to emotional health, encourage earlier intervention, and better ensure our kids and community are healthy, well, and safe. Mind Your Mind is about raising awareness, decreasing stigma, promoting collaborations, and increasing screening and follow-up care. It encourages openness, acceptance and action.

“We are only as strong as our most vulnerable community member,” added Burgess. “It’s time to make mental wellness a priority and end the mental health crisis plaguing far too many families in our community.

To learn how you can take action to prioritize your wellbeing in 2022 for yourself, or others in our community, visit a www.DLCMindYourMind.org and let DLC remind you each month how to Mind your Mind in the year ahead.

Southwest Florida nonprofit David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC) is a national leader providing compassionate, advanced, and exceptional mental health, substance use, and integrated healthcare solutions, available for children, adolescents and adults. DLC’s innovative treatment includes inpatient, outpatient, residential, and community-based services – a comprehensive system of care funded by community and government support. Each year, DLC serves more than 9,000 people through over 300,000 treatment sessions. To learn more, please call 239-455-8500 or visit www.DLCenters.org.

Dec 29, 2021 | Press Releases

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