A Mental Health Awareness Fair
Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 9am – 2pm
Northeast Bible Church 3415 14th Street, Plano, TX 75074
EMCC will host a community-based mental health awareness fair on July 30th in honor of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month at Northeast Bible Church. The awareness fair will consist of FREE brief counseling sessions provided by professional therapists, mental health advocates exhibiting their services, on-site relaxation and expressive art therapy, and individual workshops.
As one of the only predominantly African American counseling centers in the metropolitan Dallas area, the intent is to sponsor such an event for the community focusing on available mental health resources. As we know, mental health has been a very hot topic in the national and local spotlight. Celebrities and sports figures have discussed their mental health and attending therapy is starting to become more common in lesser represented segments (i.e., black males under 45). However, there are many others who are suffering in silence and not knowing where to turn; or, they may be holding on to some misperceptions that prevent them from seeking services.
Event and Attendee Profile
Held annually, the Aware to Care Mental Health Awareness Fair is a one-of-a-kind educational event to spotlight mental health issues among people of color. This conference is for individuals, families, and for mental health providers at every level of professional experience.
Exhibitor space is first-come, first-served. All efforts will be made to accommodate desired location preferences and to separate competitors. Exhibit booth fee is $200.00. No booth assignments will be accepted unless accompanied by payment. EMCC reserves the right to remove or eliminate any objectionable exhibits, persons, advertisements, souvenirs, or any other feature or activity that might interfere with the high standards of the conference. No political activity is permitted.
In the event that the Mental Health Awareness Fair is canceled, postponed, or relocated, the exhibitor waives any and all damages and claims for damages and agrees that the sole liability of EMCC shall be to return to each exhibitor the booth fee(s). EMCC assumes no liability whatsoever for loss of damage through any cause, of goods, or other materials owned, rented, or leased by an exhibitor.
Free 20-Minutes sessions
Overcoming Depression & Anxiety
Love & Happiness – Relationship keys that Al Green didn’t mention
Admission will be free of charge. Registration is required at emccleancc.org.
Conferees will have an opportunity to win door prize gifts at the fair. Prizes will be raffled by EMCC through random raffle drawings and online during the conference. The winners will be directed as to how to claim their prize.
Tentative Exhibitor Hours
Exhibitor Booths Setup
Friday, July 29th, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 30th, 7:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m.
Exhibitor booths open
8:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon