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Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 12:00 pm

Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Behavioral Health Division will celebrate National Mental Health Awareness Month throughout May with a host of activities that are all free and open to the public.

A Behavioral Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Abrams Physical Fitness Center.

Participants will receive free massages, acudetox, bio-feedback, music and art therapy demonstrations as well as popcorn, door prizes and giveaways. They can also take part in reiki, tai chi and Zumba classes throughout the day and learn about a wide range of mental health issues, such as depression, post-traumatic stress, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders, parenting skills, stress management, alcohol and substance abuse and anxiety.

Mental health resources from Fort Hood and the local communities will also be on hand to highlight available services.

Classes scheduled

Additionally, the following classes on various behavioral health topics will be held every Thursday throughout the month at the Oveta Culp Hobby building next to the Copeland Service Center. Each class will include a presentation by local mental health care professions, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Thursday:

1-2 p.m: "Moving beyond feelings of depression/suicide"

May 17

1-2 p.m: "Overcoming grief/Dealing with loss of a loved one"

May 24

1-3p.m: "Impact of parents' issues on children and family coping skills"

May 31

1-2 p.m: "Moving beyond feelings of depression/suicide"

1-3 p.m. "Post-traumatic stress disorder/trauma"

-Colleen Flaherty

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What: Behavioral Health Fair

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday

Where: Abrams gym, Fort Hood

Cost: Free, open to the public

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