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Tuesday, March 6th - GAMH Committee Meeting
Time/Location: Noon - 1 PM, Galilee Episcopal Church Library
Sponsor: Galilee Church and Galilee Advocates for Mental Health
General Info: Open to anyone with an interest in being an advocate for mental health. Please come and join us!
Saturday, March 10th - Mother's Grief Workshop
Time/Location: 10 AM - Noon, All Saints' Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach
Sponsor: All Saint's Episcopal Church
General Info: This workshop is intended for women who have lost a child or grandchild prematurely due to suicide or drug overdose.
Wednesday, March 14th - Social Security and Disability Information Employment Assistance
Time/Location: Light dinner begins at 6:00 PM. Program begins at 6:30 PM. Thalia United Methodist Church, 4321 Virginia Beach Blvd, Va. Beach 23452.
Sponsor: NAMI, Virginia Beach
General Info: A variety of topics are covered.
- Social Security Disability Determinations Specialist – to help navigate the SS approval system
- Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services – help with understanding the return to work system, what supports are available for vocational success
- Employment Services organization – how can they help with vocational support
- WIPA representative – Work Incentives Planning and Assistance – when I return to work how does it affect my benefits, and how can I work and keep them?
Registration: All are welcome... you do not have to be a member of NAMI to attend. Please bring a donation of nonperishable food for the Church’s food pantry. Please call Joann Mancuso at 757-274-7586 if you have any questions.
Thursday, April 12th - Mental Health Forum
Time/Location: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Sponsor: Virginia Beach Department of Human Services
General Info: The Virginia Beach Department of Human Services is hosting its first Mental Health Forum to provide city leadership, city staff, community partners, civic leaders, and service providers an opportunity to connect and learn about existing mental health services in the City of Virginia Beach.
Topics to be covered include:
- Same Day Access
- Re-entry Efforts & Jail Services
- Child & Youth
- Opioid Crisis
- Psychiatric Services
- Partnerships & Collaboration
Registration: Opens at 7:30 AM and includes continental breakfast.
May - Mental Health Awareness Month
Sunday, May 6th - Mental Health Presentation
Time/Location: 10:15-11:00 AM, Galilee Episcopal Church
General Info: Speaker and subject to be announced soon.
Sunday May 20th - Beacon of Hope 5k Run/Walk
Time/Location: 9 AM, 24th Street Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Sponsor: I Need a Lighthouse
General Info: The Beacon of Hope 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Memory Walk is held annually at the beautiful Virginia Beach Oceanfront. All proceeds from the race support the programs of I Need A Lighthouse, Inc.