Mental Health for all, by involving all.
Rain Date: June 2nd
Rain Date: June 2nd
When it comes to Mental Health, it is our belief that the Hudson Valley is “services rich yet information poor.” Despite the valiant efforts of many organizations there is a lack of awareness and knowledge which result in many in our community being left to suffer in silence.
It is our vision to bridge the gap between the community and available services, highlight the importance of knowing where to go for help, and empower individuals to take action in order to help themselves or others.
Mental Health affects everyone and together, we can all do better and be better.
HOST: DJ Big Will
SOUND BY: Sound by Tony ‘Pops’ DeMarco
THANK YOU TO THESE SPONSORS!
LOOKING FORWARD TO THESE VENDORS!
Astor Services for Children & Families
A-Sicka Heals Foundation
Beacon Elks Lodge
Children's Home of Poughkeepsie
DC Dept of Behavioral & Community Health
Good Vibes Wellness
I Am Beacon
Innate Chiropractic Wappingers Falls
CALLING ALL SERVICE PROVIDERS!
Those organizations who provide a service in the field of Mental Health can have a vendor table with no fee, but must reserve a spot here on this page. If you are a food or wellness vendor who runs a business, please see our Vendor Registration page here. There are a limited number of spots available. We will be in touch to confirm your spot.
Bring your own tent and table. Not required, but there is no shade. Please note, it can be windy down there.
Parking is available in the free parking lot by the train station. First come first serve only.
Drop-off includes driving your vehicle into Riverfront Park to drop off, and then parking your car in the parking lot.
Vendor Arrival Time: 10am
Because important initiatives such as this one take the support of many, below you will find the organizations who have come together to bring this event to life.
When Brandon Lillard, a founding board member of I Am Beacon, and best known by Beacon High School alums as the original “Mr. Beacon High,” asked me to be part of the planning for I Am Beacon’s second major awareness project for mental health, the “Rock Out 4 Mental Health” Concert on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, I said yes immediately.
As a mother of young children, I want to make sure they have a safe space to express their minds. As a new mother in general, I see and experience the mental health challenges that any parent faces. As a person living in Beacon, I have learned from my friends involved in mental health support about challenges that any person can face at any time. Removing the stigma about that is important to me, and as a blogger, I want to improve awareness of mental health support services that are available locally. That’s part of why I started A Little Beacon Blog - to get the word out about what is happening and available here.
The planning for this event would be fast, but we could do it. I Am Beacon’s first outreach project for mental health awareness was and continues to be the yellow ribbons campaign on Main Street, carried out with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Mid-Hudson. You’ll be seeing those ribbons again this year.