iHeartRadio’s 103.5 The Beat Radio Personality Papa Keith attended and spoke to guests about the importance of mental health and suicide prevention
LAUDERHILL, FL — The 4th Annual OCP2 Wellness Day for youth, families, and community providers was held in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month on Saturday, May 11. The event conveyed OCP2’s messaging which is “There is Only One You” and emphasized the importance of mental health wellness and suicide prevention.
The event was hosted by United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention, Broward Behavioral Health Coalition and Broward County’s One Community Partnership 2 (OCP2). Highlights of the event included FREE mental health resources, a Massage Station, Arts & Crafts, Poetry/Lyrical Expression, a Photo Booth and more.
During the event, keynote speaker Arleen Abreu, shared the message about her 19-year-old son Ryan Abreu who took his own life in August of 2016. She discussed suicide warning signs and offered hope for those who work to prevent depression and suicide, especially in young adults. iHeartRadio’s 103.5 The Beat Radio Personality Papa Keith was also in attendance to hold a Meet & Greet with Broward County families and share a personal message about the importance of mental health wellness.
In addition, the “Wellness Champions Award Recognition” ceremony recognized young people, families and community members who make a difference through their work and advocacy for mental wellness.
Award winners included:
- Provider Partner of the Year: South Florida Wellness Network
- Provider Partner of the Year: Gulf Coast Jewish Services
- Youth Advocate: Taylor Blanco
- Family Advocate: Alfonso Ruiz
- Support Staff: Robert Lall
- Tip Star: Timothy Andrews