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David Lawrence Centers hosts educational opportunities throughout May in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month

David Lawrence Centers hosts educational opportunities throughout May in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month

David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider, will host a series of virtual educational opportunities during May in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month.

These free 20-minute webinars are open to the public and are designed to encourage open dialogue and increased understanding around mental health. Sessions will focus on a variety of topics including stress management and self-care strategies, bullying prevention, instilling confidence in youth and social media safety.

To learn more about these impactful events or to register, visit DLCenters/org/Events or call 239-455-8500.

Presentations include:

Instilling Confidence in Youth

Monday, May 13, 5:30-5:50 p.m.

Self-confidence fluctuates within adolescence—a critical time for growth and development. Learn tips to support them through these challenging years and assist in their ability to develop key skills for their personal growth and self-esteem.

Shining the Light on Youth Mental Health 

Tuesday, May 14, 12:15-12:35 p.m. and Thursday, May 16, 2:00-2:20 p.m.

The state of youth mental health remains a crisis in the U.S., with the prevalence and severity of challenges topping the charts. This webinar raises awareness on common mental health concerns in young people and the difficulties they face in current times.


Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience

Tuesday, May 14, 5:30-5:50 p.m. and Tuesday, May 21, 9:30-9:50 a.m.

Facing obstacles in life is inevitable. Some of them can be incredibly destructive to a person’s mental, and overall, health. The capacity to be resilient and overcome these times of adversity is imperative to heal and grow. Learn about risk and protective factors and tips to build resiliency.

When Children Have Big Questions: Disability Awareness

Wednesday, May 15, 12:15-12:35 p.m.

Children are naturally curious about others. When a child notices or asks questions about a person who has a disability or visible illness, it is an opportunity to talk about individual differences and respect. Learn about ways to help feel more prepared to talk about these, and other, big questions.

Mental Health: Warning Signs and Addressing Concerns

Monday, May 20, 12:15-12:35 p.m. and Tuesday, May 21, 5:30-5:50 p.m.

One in two people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime—a family member, friend, coworker, neighbor or yourself—and early intervention yields the most successful outcomes. By learning the warnings signs, how to address concerns and the resources available, our community can make a positive impact on the mental health crisis.

Everyday Prevention Tips and Techniques

Monday, May 20, 5:30-5:50 p.m. and Tuesday, May 28, 9:30-9:50 a.m.

Prevention tactics are applied in so many ways throughout life, such as brushing our teeth to prevent cavities, and this same concept can be applied to mental health. Learn daily tips and techniques to prioritize mental wellness.

The Impact of Alcohol on Women’s Health

Tuesday, May 21, 12:15-12:35 p.m.

Drinking alcohol is a widely accepted practice by many cultures. Due to this, many may overlook the impact alcohol has on their lives. This webinar discusses the health risks of moderate to heavy consumption in biological females and shares low-risk practices to improve long-term physical and mental wellness.

Let’s Talk About It!: Social Media Safety

Wednesday, May 22, 2:00-2:20 p.m. and Thursday, May 30, 5:30-5:50 p.m.

Designed for parents, guardians, or anyone who plays a role in the lives of youth, this webinar raises awareness on social media dangers, including cyberbullying, sextortion and trafficking, and increases knowledge of concerning apps and trends.

Building the Foundation: Mental Health in Infancy and Early Childhood 

Wednesday, May 22, 5:30-5:50 p.m. and Wednesday, May 29, 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Infancy and early childhood are critical years for brain growth and the development of social and emotional skills. Learn about the cognitive changes that occur in children 0-3 years old and techniques to build a strong foundation for their mental health.

Let's Talk About It!: Violence/Bullying Prevention 

Thursday, May 23, 2-2:20 p.m.

Violence is all too prevalent in today’s society—and youth see it all. This webinar focuses on the impact violence has on youth and provides strategies to help young people build conflict resolution skills, develop empathy for other and address bullying.

Stages of Addiction

Wednesday, May 29, 2:00-2:20 p.m.

This webinar goes through what addiction is and the development of an addiction through different stages. Learn about ways to support and aid an individual with an addiction by using healthy coping strategies and other resources throughout the community.

Let’s Talk About It!: Substance Use Prevention 

Wednesday, May 29, 5:30-5:50 p.m.

This webinar features eye opening statistics and need-to-know information about substance use concerns as they relate to youth, including addiction prevalence, patterns of use, concealment opportunities and more.


About David Lawrence Centers 

Southwest Florida nonprofit David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC) is a national leader providing compassionate, advanced, and exceptional mental health, substance use, and integrated healthcare solutions, available for children, adolescents, and adults. DLC’s innovative treatment includes inpatient, outpatient, residential, and community-based services – a comprehensive system of care funded by community and government support. Each year, DLC serves 9,000 people through over 341,000 treatment sessions. To learn more, visit or call 239-455-8500.

Additional Info

Media Contact : Kimberly A. Dye, David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health, 814-218-6197,

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