Mental health week
“Minorities and Mental Health” will be the topic of a free event from 1 to 3 p.m. July 23 at The Wellness Center at Myers Park, 1073 Providence Road.
The event is co-sponsored by the National Alliance for Mental Illness-Charlotte and I Am SolidShe (Breaking Barriers to Silence Stigma) in observance of Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.
Also on July 30, a free Mind, Body and Soul Workout will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at University City Fitness Connection, 8709 J.W. Clay Blvd. Details: 704-405-1330. It’s free to those who are 18 and older. Daycare provided.
NC MedAssist will hold a free “Over the Counter Medicine Give Away Day” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Iglesia Nueva Esperanza, 4543 The Plaza, July 29. The event is targeted to the Hispanic community but open to anyone needing over-the-counter medicines.
Organizers hope to serve 1,000 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Each participant will receive $80 worth of products, including medicines for allergy and pain relief, indigestion and colds. There is no identification or eligibility requirement, but recipients must be 18 or older.
Another event is planned for Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road. Details: www.medassist.org.
The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter will host the 2016 Lupus Empowerment Workshop Series from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 20 at Myers Park Presbyterian Church Outreach Center, 1073 Providence Road.
Dr. Manika Zeri with Northeast Rheumatology will talk about “Lupus and the Skin.” Another session will focus on “Doctor-Patient Communication.” The free series is intended to provide people affected by lupus with strategies not only for living, but for thriving. Register Aug. 17 at www.lupusnc.org. Details: 877-849-8271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.