Spindletop Center working to reduce stigma of mental illness

Published 11:47 am Thursday, June 29, 2017

Special to The Leader

BEAUMONT, Texas — Spindletop Center will host “Let’s Talk About It,” a free mental health symposium focused on raising awareness of the importance of seeking mental health treatment and dispelling common misconceptions surrounding the topic. The symposium will be held from 2 – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11 at the Port Arthur Public Library, 4615 9th Ave, Port Arthur, TX 77642.

“We are thrilled to host this symposium where we can work together as a community to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness,” said Monique Sennet, Public Relations and Marketing Administrator at Spindletop.  “It is imperative for us to keep these lines of communication open year-round, as there is an ongoing need for these issues to be addressed in our community. One in four people is affected by mental health problems in any given year, so this is an issue that involves us all.”

After an interactive panel discussion, followed by a question and answer session, participants will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with panelists representing a variety of services offered at the Center including, housing, veteran’s services, counseling and children’s programs.

Light refreshments will be provided.  This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the “Let’s Talk About It” mental health symposium, call Spindletop at (409) 839-1046.