May 1st thru the 7th is Children’s Mental Health Week. This Saturday, May 7th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Kids Cove area of the Knoxville Zoo there will be an event to celebrate Children’s Mental Health. There will be exhibits from local agencies with representatives available to answer questions and information you can take home. There will be on-stage entertainment (including a juggler) as well as local area costume characters. While supplies last there will be free popcorn.
Exhibitors include: Grandparents as Parents Program, Knox County Head Start, Department of Children’s Services, Child Help Inc., TheraLink, Inc., Foothills Care Inc., East TN Resource Center, Girl Scouts, Ridgeview, Helen Ross McNabb Center, East TN Children’s Hospital, Knox County Public Defender’s Office, Cerebral Palsy Center, Child & Family TN, Mental Health Association, Camp Discovery, Vickie Church – Education Specialist, Parent Child Services, East TN Commission on Children and Youth, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, YMCA, Tennessee Voices for Children, Peninsula/Lighthouse, Magellan/Advocare, TN Mental Health Consumers Association, Florence Crittenton Agency, Big Brothers/Big Sisters
I’ll be the ridiculously pregnant woman with her swollen ankles propped up in a chair. If I’m not there it’s because I’m at Fort Sanders Hospital.