May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Lots of upcoming events

The following Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Five County Comprehensive Community Clinics/ Advanced Access/Walk-in Crisis Centers have scheduled events during May to bring awareness to mental health.   Cardinal and the following Providers would like to invite you to attend their events to learn more about their services, meet the staff and to educate you on specific behavioral health topics.    We look forward to seeing you at these events and toward to our future successes as partners.

May 5 – Freedom House -Lunch and Learn on Psychotropic Medications and to meet the staff and learn about their services. Contact  or (252) 879-0091

May 18 – Daymark-Coffee and Conversations-Trauma and Mental Illness In Children

Hosting a light Breakfast for the community to come together and discuss Mental Health issues and to educate the community on the  importance of treatment  and the hope of recovery. Contact Kim Currin at  or 252-433-0061


May 26 – The Event: Vision Behavioral Health Services will be hosting a community meet and greet event for all individuals, families, groups/organizations, local and state agencies organizers to come and share their services for all to share/gain more knowledge, and awareness of service that are available for individuals, families and community.  Contact:  Please RSVP to Jerome Brown via email: or call: 919-496-7781, Ext. 110


Other Events:

May 7th Warrenton  Mental Health Awareness Public Forum

Saturday, May 7, 2016  –  9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Warrenton Rural Fire Station, 236 S. Main St, Warrenton, NC.

For more information, contact Angelena at 252-257-3115


May 18th– FREE Over the Counter Medicine Give Away!

Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Cost: FREE

Where: Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc.

Annex Building

155 W. Andrews Avenue

Henderson, NC 27536

Items include: cold, cough and flu medicine, Band-Aids, pain and allergy relief, vitamins and children’s medicine, and much more!


Mental Health First Aid Training-Adult

May 24th-Halifax Regional Medical Center-8:30-5:00

Annex Classroom – Building 1 – Halifax Regional Medical Center

Contact Gina DeMent:


Mental Health First Aid Training-Youth

May 20th– Daymark Recovery  8:30-5:00

943 West Andrews Avenue

Henderson NC

Contact Gina DeMent:


Peer Support Training: May-2-May 6

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare-Five County COC

134 S Garnett Street

Henderson NC

Contact Shirley Robinson Flood


May 26-Trauma Informed Training   10-1   (location to be announced) 

                Contact Monica Long, MA, LPCA

Clinical Director

Alpha Management Community Services, Inc.

Alpha Management Services, Inc.

919-419-0043  x115

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.  We believe that these issues are important to address all year round, but highlighting these issues during May provides a time for people to come together and display the passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of all Americans whose lives are affected by mental health conditions.

Some facts:

  • 1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family and can do something to help others.
  • Among the 20.2 million adults in the U.S. who experienced a substance use disorder, 50.5%—10.2 million adults—had a co-occurring mental illness.
  • 70% of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental health condition and at least 20% live with a serious mental illness.
  • Half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14; three-quarters by age 24. Despite effective treatment, there are long delays—sometimes decades—between the first appearance of symptoms and when people get help.
  • Each day an estimated 18-22 veterans die by suicide.