Mental Health TED Talk Coming Up

A Community Conversation is being hosted by the Nassau Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in cooperation with Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare. The event, open to the public, will be held Tuesday, May 9, from 3:30-4:30pm at Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Ave., Fernandina Beach.

As part of Story & Song’s monthly TED Talk video presentations and live discussions, May will feature “The Secret to Becoming Mentally Strong” by psychologist Amy Morin of Northeastern University in Boston. The community discussion following the video will be facilitated by Maureen Kingsley Paschke, NAMI volunteer and board member of both Starting Point Behavioral Health and Barnabas Center.

Each year, May is designated nationally as Mental Health Awareness Month. No reservations are necessary for this free event.

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI Nassau offers free support groups for individuals dealing with mental health challenges as well as for their families and friends.

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare identifies and treats mental health and substance use disorders in children, adolescents and adults through individual and group therapy, and also works in concert with area courts, law enforcement and hospital systems.