FORT HOOD, Texas – Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Division will celebrate National Mental Health Awareness Month throughout May with a host of activities that are all free and open to the public.

A Behavioral Health Fair will be held Thursday, May 10, at Abrams Fitness Center from

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Participants will receive free massage, acudetox, bio-feedback, music and art therapy demonstrations as well as popcorn, door prizes and giveaways. They can also take part in Reiki, Tai Chi and Zumba classes throughout the day and learn about a wide range of mental health issues like depression, ADHD, PTSD, parenting skills, stress management, alcohol and substance abuse and anxiety.

Mental health resources from Fort Hood and the local communities will also be on hand to highlight available services.

Additionally, the following classes on various behavioral health topics will be held every Thursday throughout the month at the Oveta Culp Hobby building next to the Copeland Service Center. Each class will include a presentation followed by a question and answer session.

May 3rd

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. “New Parent Support Services” – Melissa Scheller, RN, BSN

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. “Child Youth Services” (CYS)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. “Anxiety in Children” – Dr. Sylvia Turner, Child Psychiatrist

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. “Youth Suicide Presentation” Heather Ledbetter and

Terri McBryde, Texas Star Recovery

May 10th

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. “Moving Beyond Feelings of Depression/Suicide”

Paul Agacinski-Vazquez, LCSW & Corey L. Harvey, Care Coordinator

May 17th

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. “Overcoming Grief/Dealing with Loss of a Loved One”

Dr. Courtney Lynch, Ph.D, LCSW, and Michael Sparks, LCSW

May 24th

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. “Impact of Parents’ Issues on Children and Family Coping Skills”

Maxine Trent, LMFT

May 31st

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. “Moving Beyond Feelings of Depression/Suicide”

Paul Agacinski-Vazquez, LCSW, and Corey L. Harvey, Care Coordinator

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. “PTSD/Trauma” – Dr. Ross, Psychiatrist for Timberlawn Mental Health Systems

Media interested in covering the Behavioral Health Fair should R.S.V.P. with the CRDAMC Public Affairs Office by calling (254) 288-8005 or (254) 286-7954 by 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 8th for the meeting time and location.

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