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Impact of Mental Health Community Health Task Force Presentation

Bay County – The Community Health Task Force will meet at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2012. In recognition of Mental Health Month, Ned Ailes, CEO of Life Management Center of Northwest Florida, and Kathryn Samuels, President of the STARR Center, will present on the impact that mental health has on our lives everyday. May is recognized nationally as Mental Health Month and locally has been recognized with County Commission proclamations in all six counties served by Life Management Center: Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Holmes, and Washington.

Life Management Center of Northwest Florida is a nonprofit organization that has been serving the communities of Northwest Florida since 1954. The organization provides mental health services to more than 10,000 people each year. For more information about the services provided by Life Management Center, go to www.lmccares.org or call (850) 522-4485.

The STARR Center is a nonprofit organization operating under the clubhouse recovery model and serves people who are seeking recovery from bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, or other serious mental illnesses. For more information about the STARR Center, go to www.thestarrcenter.org or call (850) 215-2650.

The Community Health Task Force meets at the Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th St. Panama City, FL 32401 on the third Thursday of each month. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information on the Community Health Task Force, please call (850) 872-4455 ext. 1344.


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