By Loyd McIntosh, For The Tribune
CENTER POINT – The City of Center Point is hosting a free event focusing on mental health, Saturday, May 6, 2023.
In recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the Mental Health Awareness Workshop will feature six guest speakers, all focused on helping the community understand the signs and signals of mental health issues and where to go for help.
Center Point Mayor Bobby Scott said the workshop underscores the need for open and honest discussions about mental health issues in today’s stress-inducing culture.
“Mental health is a very important topic right now and with so much happening in the country surrounding it, we wanted to bring awareness to it in Center Point,” said Scott.
“This gives our residents a chance to gather some information so that they can perhaps have some resources if they need them,” Scott added. “May is Mental Health Awareness month and we want to do our part.”
The speakers at the Mental Health Awareness Workshop will include Oddesty Langham, a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Oddesty K & Associates in Birmingham; Dr. Stephanie Lett, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling and founder of Love Our Loud Counseling And Consulting Services with offices in Birmingham and Montgomery; and local comedian JP Laffsum.
The Mental Health Awareness Workshop, presented by The City of Center Point, is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Center Point Community Center at 533 Sunhill Road NW. Lunch will be provided.
The event is free to the public, however, attendees must register online at Event Brite for a free ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-awareness-workshop-tickets-531242349167?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse.