CooperRiis Mental Health Awareness Day Proclaimed by City of Asheville, NC

Asheville's Mayor Esther E. Manheimer, proudly announces the designation of May 20th, 2024, as CooperRiis Mental Health Awareness Day. This proclamation coincides with Mental Health Awareness Month and underscores the City's commitment to promoting mental health advocacy and destigmatization within the community.

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 6, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- To commemorate this significant declaration, CooperRiis Healing Community will host a special event on May 20th, at 9:30 am. The event will take place at CooperRiis at Asheville's courtyard, located at 85 Zillicoa St in Asheville, NC. Asheville Community Members, mental health professionals, journalists, television reporters, and media broadcasters, are invited to attend and take part in the activities.

Eric Levine states, " We remain dedicated to offering more people access to ground-breaking mental health care through expanded insurance coverage and innovative programs including residential treatment and transitional services.

The event will feature representatives of CooperRiis, including its founders Don Cooper and Lisbeth Riis Cooper, as well as its Chief Clinical Officer, Johnie Featherston, President & CEO, Eric A. Levine, and Chief Program Officer, Lisa Schactman. These individuals will share mental health insights and innovations as well as discuss CooperRiis's holistic and person-centered approach to recovery.

Refreshments will be provided for attendees, offering an opportunity for networking and engagement. The event promises to be an enriching experience, filled with meaningful discussions and opportunities for collective action towards mental health advocacy. Join CooperRiis on May 20th as they unite to promote mental health awareness and support individuals on their journey towards wellness.

About CooperRiis Healing Community: CooperRiis is a nonprofit healing community located in Asheville and Mill Spring North Carolina. Since 2003, CooperRiis has helped over 2200 adults living with mental health challenges achieve high levels of functioning at home, work, and within their community. It offers two Residential Programs and Transitional Services through a personalized recovery approach that combines clinical therapies, community work & service, education, and integrative wellness practices across multiple campuses, including a 94-acre therapeutic working farm. The CooperRiis Healing Community has earned a reputation for excellence in mental health care, as a result of its unique and proven approach that integrates evidence-based therapies with holistic modalities such as mindfulness, nutrition, and creative expression. The organization's multidisciplinary team of professionals works collaboratively with residents to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to their unique needs and goals. Participants who complete CooperRiis programs leave with mental health coping, social, and life building skills, and an ongoing plan to achieve their highest levels of functioning and fulfillment.

Contact Marketing & Outreach Director Kim Nelson Kim.Nelson@CooperRiis.org 828-894-7315.

Jave Patterson, Marketing Assistant Jave.Patterson@CooperRiis.org 828-407-5865

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