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Vision Now Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Ileana Kniss, Lakeland Vision Board Member and Director of Community Relations and Development at Peace River Center, visits with Candace Barnes, COO of Peace River Center, to discuss Mental Health Awareness Month which focuses on fighting the stigma, providing support and educating the public about the realities of living with mental illness.  On this edition of the Listen Lakeland Show, Candace Barnes of the Peace River Center shares her knowledge gained over 14 years on how to create acceptance and how to start the conversation with friends, colleagues and loved ones on mental health.  Information was also shared about “Make It OK” which is a community campaign to reduce stigma by starting conversations and increasing understanding about mental illness. The campaign, which will take place year-round following the May 2021 kick-off, is focused on simple steps anyone can take to learn, talk, and share about mental illness.

Vision Focus Area/ Goal:

  • Strong and Safe Neighborhoods
    • Safety
  • Activities for a Diverse Community
    • Health
      Lakeland will be a community promoting healthy lifestyles and prevention while providing access to quality health care for people of all ages and income levels.

What We Do

Lakeland Vision collaborates with a broad range of community stakeholders to implement a comprehensive action plan shaped by the community’s own vision of its future.

Our Vision Lakeland – a vibrant community of opportunities for a lifetime.

Strong and Safe Neighborhoods

Lakeland will have neighborhoods where residents enjoys their quality of life.

Jobs for a Vibrant Economy

Lakeland will have jobs for all to support a vibrant economy.

Lifelong Education

Lakeland will have quality educational opportunities for all.

Activities for a Diverse Community

Lakeland will offer activities for all community members.

Strong and Safe Neighborhoods

Lakeland will have neighborhoods where residents enjoys their quality of life.

Jobs for a Vibrant Economy

Lakeland will have jobs for all to support a vibrant economy.

Lifelong Education

Lakeland will have quality educational opportunities for all.

Activities for a Diverse Community

Lakeland will offer activities for all community members.

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