Healthy People, Healthy Monroe County

Monroe County Health Department

May is Mental Health Month

The Monroe County Mental Health Coalition is holding an educational event and training in recognition of Mental Health Month on Friday, May 3rd from 8:30-10:30 in the Sparta City Hall Council Chambers.

This years’ educational presentation will be “Adverse Childhood Experiences: The Science of Risk, Resilience, and Health.” Partner organizations and community members are invite to attend this free, introductory educational session on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma-informed care. ACEs have been said to be the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today.

This session will help you:
Understand how ACEs impact health and well-being across the lifespan
Increase self-awareness to approach your everyday work and interactions through a trauma-informed perspective
Learn how we can partner with our community to address ACEs and embed trauma-informed care approaches to improve health.

We will also be holding a proclamation signing from 8:30-8:45 and a presentation from Ms. Sparta, Emily Phillips, from 8:45-9:15.
Registration is not required, but preferred. To register, contact Kayleigh Day, Community Health Educator at