FORT HOOD (Now designated Fort Cavazos), Texas – Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Department will host its annual Behavioral Health Information Fair Thursday, May 19, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) Community Events and Bingo Center near the Clear Creek PX.
This event is free and open to the public. Many behavioral health resources from Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) and local communities will highlight the services they offer to Soldiers and families that help promote overall health, wellbeing, and personal growth.
More than 70 vendors will be on hand to provide live demonstrations throughout the day on bio-feedback, massage, chiropractic care, and more. There will also be several booths presenting information and assistance on topics like stress management, depression, autism, Post Traumatic Stress, alcohol and substance abuse, self-care and wellness, and community support resources.
Mrs. Lynda MacFarland, spouse, commanding general III Corps and Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) Operation Inherent Resolve will be the opening session guest speaker at 10 a.m. Ms. MacFarland’s interests include “writing, reading, singing, as well as working to improve the quality of life for our awesome Army families.”
At noon Retired Maj. Gen. Mark A. Graham will share a story of hope, wellness, and the importance of peer support. Graham currently serves as the senior director, Rutgers UBHC National Call Center. He is a champion of efforts to promote mental health, suicide-prevention, and eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health care.
Media interested in covering this event should R.S.V.P. with the CRDAMC Public Affairs Office by calling (254) 553-6218 or (254) 288-8005 by noon Wednesday, May 18 for gate time.