New Mount Olive Baptist Church Health & Wellness Ministry to host Mental Health Conference

The New Mount Olive Baptist Church Health & Wellness Ministry is hosting a Mental Health Conference: Minding our Health Business “Eradicating Stigmas and Breaking down Barriers,” on May 4, 2019, in observance of National Mental Health Awareness Month. The purpose of the conference is to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and to stop the stigmas associated with it. According to the Center for Disease Control, “Mental health is an important part of overall health and wellbeing”.  Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also determines how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.” About 1 in 5 American adults and 1 in 5 children will experience a mental illness at some point in their lives. New Mount Olive Baptist Church has a host of dynamic mental health professionals who will provide sessions on Anxiety/ Depression, Stress Management, Incarceration and Mental Health, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, Bullying and Depression in youth, Navigation of the ESE (Exceptional Student Education) System and Stigmas of Mental Health in the Black Community.

The conference will be held at New Mount Olive Baptist Church, 400 N.W. Ninth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 33311 on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 7:45 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  Please meet Dr. Gina Morgan- Smith, Dr. Edwina Bell and the entire New Mount Olive Baptist Church Health & Wellness Ministry Team, as they present this dynamically essential conference to our community.

Please call (954) 463-5126 or email for information on how your organization can be a part of The Mental Health Conference: Minding our Health Business, “Eradicating Stigmas and Breaking down Barriers”. Sponsorships are available and the entire community is invited.

New Mount Olive Baptist Church, Dr. Marcus D. Davidson, Senior Pastor, is a non-profit organization and a foundational pillar of Fort Lauderdale, Worshipping God, Serving Humanity and Embracing Our Community for 100 years.

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Carma Lynn Henry Westside Gazette Newspaper 545 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Office: (954) 525-1489 Fax: (954) 525-1861

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