Mental wellness is much more than just what’s happening in your mind. It involves the whole person. Good physical health, and even good spiritual health, can lead to good mental health and overall well-being for yourself, those around you, and the community as a whole.
David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider serving children, adults and families, advocates for whole person wellbeing – including physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual.
Holistic therapies such as art, pet and music therapy, fitness, yoga, and meditation have been proven to aid in supporting mental wellness. They can reduce anxiety, create positive reinforcement, build confidence, and provide an outlet for emotions.
- Prioritize close relationships
- Take periodic breaks
- Prioritize sleep
- Practice meditation
- Exercise regularly
- Find a spiritual community
- Take time away from your phone
- Spend time journaling
- Find a creative outlet
- Devote your time to a cause
DLC’s holistic services allow clients to fully express themselves and provide a healthy outlet for stressors. For those struggling with a mental health or substance use disorder, art can be a way to express trauma, pain and emotions without words, process complex feelings, and find hope and healing.
DLC has several great opportunities this fall to learn more about holistic services and advocate for mental health. The Ninth Annual Chip in for DLC Golf Tournament will get you outside in nature and exercising with friends while supporting mental health.
The 18-hole scramble will kick off with a sit-down lunch on Friday, October 21, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. at the beautiful and exclusive Quail Creek Country Club. Individual players are $250 per person and teams are $1,000 per foursome.
Individual player fees include green fees and a cart, lunch, and the awards reception. Learn more at ChipInForDLC.org.
The DLC Client Art Show, Artful Healing will be held November 15, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. at The Collective in the Naples Design District. Browse artwork created by DLC adult and children clients while enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and entertainment.
The art show will feature artistic pieces ranging from watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings as well as drawings. Tickets are $50 per person with all proceeds benefiting holistic therapy and treatment programs.
Learn more atDLCenters.org/events. Through the Mind Your Mind initiative, DLC focuses on ways you can prioritize mental wellness with a new topic each month, such as holistic care, workplace wellness, senior mental health, children’s mental health, addiction recovery, community safety, and more.
Visit DLCMindYourMind.org for more resources, positive content, tips, and activities for enhanced mindfulness and wellbeing. Mind Your Mind also features opportunities to support community mental health—whether at home, school, or workplace.
We are only as strong as our most vulnerable community member. Take action in prioritizing the wellbeing of yourself and others in our community by signing up to receive the Mind Your Mind e-mail and let DLC remind you each month how to Mind Your Mind.