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March 2020

Mental Health Awareness Night Presented by CPS

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St.
Lakeland, FL 33815
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$2

Cheer on the Lakeland Magic basketball team and raise awareness for mental health! Made possible by CPS Investment Advisors, the night is dedicated to Mental Health Awareness. Players will be wearing dedicated theme jerseys that will be auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting Peace River Center. Plus, it’s Two for Tuesday with $2 tickets, beers, hot dogs and Pepsi fountain drinks. We can't wait to see you there!

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Women Empowering Women

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
DC Cafe (Dream Center of Lakeland), 640 West 5th Street
Lakeland, FL 33805 United States
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Free

Join us Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. from March 17 to May 12 (drop-in as often as you can or would like). The ongoing event will take place at the DC Cafe, 640 West 5th Street, Lakeland, FL 33805. Discussion topics will include self-care, self-worth, healthy relationships, how to empower one another, and much more. Females 18 years and older are welcome. No registration required.

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Women Empowering Women

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
DC Cafe (Dream Center of Lakeland), 640 West 5th Street
Lakeland, FL 33805 United States
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Free

We kicked off our Women's Empowerment weekly session last week, but there's still time to get involved and drop by! Join us Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. until May 12 (drop-in as often as you can or would like). The ongoing event will take place at the DC Cafe, 640 West 5th Street, Lakeland, FL 33805. Discussion topics will include self-care, self-worth, healthy relationships, how to empower one another, and much more. Females 18 years and older are welcome.…

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May 2020

Virtual Chat with Mental Health Professionals

May 1 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Free

Join us for an open discussion about mental health, treatments, and services, plus walk away with some tools to help you thrive in this ever-changing world. Peace River Center professionals leading the conversation will include: Kirk D. Fasshauer, LCSW, FT, CTM, Director of Crisis Response Services; Donna Rininger, LMHC, MCAP, Director of Specialty Services; Cassie Carver, LMHC, CCTP, Outpatient Therapy Coordinator; and Morgan Whitaker-Smith, LMHC, Community Action Team Therapist. After a brief introduction and program overview by each PRC professional,…

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Wear Green Day

May 6
Free

Show your support for Peace River Center during Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) by wearing green and sharing a selfie on your social media channels on Wednesday, May 6. Tag it with #Green4PRC so we can share it on our channels as well. Register for more MHAM events by visiting https://www.peacerivercenter.org/mham-registration/.

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Movers for Mom Donation Drive Collection Day

May 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join Two Men and a Truck-Polk in their annual Movers for Moms donation drive to benefit those served by Peace River Center Victim Services domestic violence shelters. Every year Two Men and a Truck-Polk partner with local organizations and businesses to collect much-needed items like toiletries, toilet paper/paper towels, diapers/wipes, baby bottles/sippy cups, sheet sets/blankets, and more. Their goal is to make Mother’s Day special for all moms, regardless of their circumstances. All items are welcome; however, much-needed items include:…

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Depression and Anxiety in Children and Teens

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Free

Join us as Tiffani Fritzsche, LMHC, CBHCMS, Children’s Services Manager shares about depression and anxiety in children and teens. This Zoom presentation will cover general symptoms, risk factors, and what you can do to help a child or teen experiencing depression and anxiety. Register for this and our other Mental Health Awareness Month Virtual Sessions by visiting: https://www.peacerivercenter.org/mham-registration/.

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What is Mental Health Recovery?

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Join us as Tamara Tyner, M.S. Peace River Center's Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (PSR) Program Manager, and Miranda Mills, Club SUCCESS Director discuss "What is Mental Health Recovery?" You will learn what it means to be in mental health recovery, resources in our community such as Club SUCCESS and Psychosocial Rehabilitation, plus there will be time to ask questions. Register for this and other upcoming virtual sessions by visiting: https://www.peacerivercenter.org/mham-registration/

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What is Community Behavioral Health?

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Free

ZOOM in as Candace Barnes, LMHC CBHCMS-AC, Chief Operating Officer explains what Community Behavioral Health is and what it means to our community. Peace River Center serves over 22,000 individuals annually; many are some of the most vulnerable citizens in our community. Additionally, the presentation will cover services and resources provided to individuals living with mental illness, in recovery from substance use disorders and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Register for this and other virtual sessions during Mental…

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EMDR: An Evidence-Based Treatment

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Free

Join Donna Rininger, LMHC, MCAP, Director of Specialty Services to learn more about Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing – an Evidence-Based Treatment. EMDR is recognized as one of the most effective forms of treating trauma. Learn more about what conditions it works for, how treatment works, what a typical session is like. Q&A will follow the presentation. Register here: https://www.peacerivercenter.org/mham-registration

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