CooperRiis proudly supports May’s Mental Health Awareness Month

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Asheville’s Mayor Esther E. Manheimer proudly announces the May 20th, 2024 designation as CooperRiis Mental Health Awareness Day. This proclamation coincides with Mental Health Awareness Month and underscores the City’s commitment to promoting mental health advocacy and destigmatization within the community.
To commemorate this significant declaration, CooperRiis Healing Community will host a special event on May 20th at 9:30 a.m. The event will take place at CooperRiis at Asheville’s courtyard, located at 85 Zillicoa St in Asheville, NC. Asheville Community Members, mental health professionals, journalists, television reporters, and media broadcasters are invited to attend and participate in the activities.
The event will feature representatives of CooperRiis, including its founders Don Cooper and Lisbeth Riis Cooper, as well as its Chief Clinical Officer, Johnie Featherston, President and CEO Eric A. Levine, and Chief Program Officer Lisa Schactman. These individuals will share mental health insights and innovations and discuss CooperRiis’s holistic and person-centered approach to recovery.

Eric Levine states, “CooperRiis breaks the stigma associated with mental illness and raises awareness of the challenges individuals face. We remain dedicated to offering more people access to ground-breaking mental health care through expanded insurance coverage and innovative programs, including residential treatment and transitional services.


Refreshments will be provided for attendees, offering networking and engagement opportunities. The event promises to be an enriching experience, filled with meaningful discussions and opportunities for collective action toward mental health advocacy. Join CooperRiis on May 20th as they unite to promote mental health awareness and support individuals on their journey towards wellness.

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