Rotarians Focus on Mental Health

by Jan 18, 2024Events, Health, Online Exclusives, South Brunswick

Five Brunswick County’s Rotary Clubs are working together to host a Mental Health Summit and a screening of The Veteran’s Battlefield on February 2.

Brunswick County’s Rotary Clubs are holding a Brunswick County Mental Health Summit on Friday, February 2 from 9 am to 12:30 pm at Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation in Supply. The event, which is open to the public, will include an overview of mental health issues in Brunswick County, information on resources available, a screening of The Veteran’s Battlefield and an opportunity to network with resource providers.

“Mental health is an important issue that affects every single one of us, either directly or indirectly,” says Frank Williams, president of Leland Area Rotary Club and a member of the Rotary District 7730 Mental Health Task Force. “We hope this summit will raise awareness of mental health issues in Brunswick County, connect people with resource providers and encourage those who need support to seek it.”

Leland Area Rotary Club, Southport Rotary Club, Southport Evening Rotary Club, Shallotte Rotary Club and South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club are sponsoring this event.

Veterans Mental Health Summit

In announcing his Presidential theme, Create Hope in the World, 2023-24 Rotary International President Gordon McInally encouraged Rotarians to come together to offer their time, talents and resources to Create Hope in the World through several key initiatives, including mental health.

The Veteran’s Battlefield is a documentary produced by the N.C. Association of County Commissioners and 100 Strong Productions. The film explores veterans’ challenges in North Carolina and how counties and residents can best support the state’s veteran population.

North Carolina is home to around 700,000 veterans and has the eighth-largest veteran population in the nation.

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Want to go?
Brunswick County Mental Health Summit
Friday, February 2, 9 am to 12:30 pm
Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation, 795 Ocean Highway W., Supply
The event is free and open to the public.
RSVPs are helpful but not required.
For more information or to RSVP, visit lelandarearotary.org/mentalhealth