Commissioner Abdur-Rahman to Host 2023 Mental Health and Wellness Fair

Commissioner Abdur-Rahman to Host 2023 Mental Health and Wellness Fair

April 07, 2023
The April 29 event will elevate awareness of the programs and services available to residents with a holistic approach.

Fulton County’s Mighty District 6 Commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rahman is once again bringing Mental Health Awareness to the forefront. In partnership with Post 3 At-Large member of the Atlanta City Council Keisha Waites and the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (BHDD), the Commissioner is inviting residents to attend the Mental Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 29.

The event, which will be held from Noon until 4 p.m. at the Greenbriar Mall located at 2841 Greenbriar Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 will be an opportunity for residents to receive a wealth of information and resources to help with improving mental health.

May is Mental Health Month, which puts the focus on our emotional, psychological, physical, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, act, and handle stress. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Commissioner Khadijah’s Mental Health and Wellness Fair will provide the community with resources and activities that will focus on the well-being of their mental health.

“The impact of mental illness can be seen every day as lead news stories and headlines. We must make mental health a priority and that’s the purpose of the 2023 SECOND ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR,” said Commissioner Abdur-Raman. “I invite residents to join me and see what resources are available to help their mental health interests.”

“Understanding the complexity of the challenges associated with mental health, it's going to take us working together to ensure the mental health of our family members and neighbors,” stated Councilwoman Waites. “I cannot think of a better way to usher in Mental Health Month than with the 2023 Mental Health and Wellness Fair.”

The free family-friendly fair will feature several local organizations and Fulton County departments including CORE, Cure Violence Atlanta (CHRIS 180), Healing & Health Institute for Teens, HEALing Community Center, YouthBuild Urban League, Fulton County Behavioral Health Network, Fulton County Board of Health, Fulton County Arts & Culture, and the Fulton County Library.

Residents will also be entertained by a live DJ and dance groups. Families will be able to enjoy a free day of fun and food while also receiving information and resources related to wellness and mental health. Come by to:

  • Talk to local resource providers
  • Learn about ways to support community members
  • Receive free health screenings
  • Take advantage of the Fulton Library mobile unit which will include books curated for youth and adults that focus on mental health needs. In addition, the mobile unit will include STEAM activities designed for young adults.
  •  Enjoy art activities
  • Register for Giveaways

“We are thrilled to partner with Fulton District 6 Commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rahman to provide access to mental health services for county residents,” said LaTrina Foster, Director of Fulton County BHDD. “With the County’s ongoing support, we are determined to change the ecosystem through strengthened community partnerships to increase mental health awareness.”