United Way of the Quad Cities Area will host the event, Rallying Around Mental Health with Linda Henderson-Smith from the National Council for Behavioral Health, on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. “As a trauma survivor and behavioral health professional I know firsthand the importance of connecting people to mental health and addictions support and services in their community,” said Linda Henderson-Smith, PhD, LPC, Director of Children and Trauma Informed Care at the National Council for Behavioral Health. “Rallying Around Mental Health will bring the residents of the Quad Cities Area together to discuss the importance of mental health. It will also provide the opportunity for members of the community to connect and collaborate to ensure all who need mental health and addictions treatment and supports get connected to them.” Tickets are $35 each or $250 for a table of 8. Register by November 30 at unitedwayqc.org/spotlight or by calling 563.355.4310. The event is sponsored by Arconic, John Deere, and Jumer’s Casino & Hotel. About Linda Henderson-Smith, PhD, LPC Linda Henderson-Smith, PhD, LPC, Director of Children and Trauma Informed Care at the National Council for Behavioral Health, has over 16 years of clinical and administrative experience in community-based mental health. Her previous experience includes working at the Georgetown University National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health as the Director of Mental Health Planning and Policy, and at the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities as the Director of the Office of Children, Young Adults and Families. As a trauma survivor herself, Linda brings a distinct perspective and knowledge base to mental health and addiction disorders services. About United Way of the Quad Cities Area United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in the Quad Cities.

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