In addition to providing an audience for independent wine and film makers, the Festival is a forum for raising mental health awareness. The Festival program of films that portray “a life worth living” is inspired by our Festival Beneficiary, Suncoast Mental Health Center.
Suncoast Mental Health Center provides services for children and adults experiencing behavioral and/or mental health issues. Their staff consists of therapists, targeted case managers, and psychiatrists and its offices are in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties, with an office at 1456 Old Dixie Highway in Vero Beach.
Untreated, or undertreated, mental health disorders can ruin, or end lives. But with proper treatment, people can live very happy, healthy, productive lives. Suncoast Mental Health Center is saving and changing lives, every day.
1 in 5 children have a mental health disorder severe enough to cause significant impairment in their day to day lives, including school.
Please visit: http://www.suncoastmentalhealth.org/
The Vero Beach Wine & Film Festival is happy and proud to support Suncoast Mental Health Center in inspiring and promoting mental health awareness on the Treasure Coast.