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Mental Health Rocks! Resource Festival Brings Awareness to Guilford County

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Guilford County hosted its third annual Mental Health Rocks! Resource Festival and Block Party on Friday, May 17, at the Behavioral Health Center in Greensboro. With nearly 50 vendors, the event aimed to support mental health, increase awareness of local resources, and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and substance misuse. Attendees, including Rachel Oeters, found the festival a valuable opportunity to connect with community services and support networks.

“This family-friendly festival creates a safe space for residents and health providers to come together, collaborate, and encourage open conversations about mental health,” said Debra Mack, Guilford County Behavioral Health Director. The event is part of the county’s broader efforts to promote mental health awareness, reinforced by the Board of Commissioners’ proclamation of May as Mental Health Awareness Month. With initiatives like the Behavioral Health Center and the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, Guilford County is committed to normalizing access to mental health care and dismantling associated stigmas.