Part of the facility’s “Let’s Talk Mental Health” series, the educational, interactive session will address various mental illnesses and highlight treatment plans that do not have to impede daily life

Like many chronic illnesses, those issues related to mental health do not have a “cure.” But through treatment, the symptoms may be managed, allowing for a fulfilling life. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 50 million Americans suffer from a mental disorder, such as bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and others.

For those living with mental illness, there will be both good and bad mental health days. With an understanding of their condition and by practicing habits that contribute to their wellbeing, one can choose to have more “good” days.

As part of its commitment to helping break the stigma regarding mental health issues, South Texas Health System Behavioral will host a special free online seminar as part of its monthly “Let’s Talk Mental Health” webinar series.

Led by STHS Behavioral CEO Sharon Pendlebury, the newest installment: “From Prevention to Recovery: A Continuum of Care for Behavioral Health” is aimed at educating the community on prevalent behavioral health issues — from prevention to recovery to long-term care and more.

Who:South Texas Health System Behavioral
What:Let’s Talk Mental Health: From Prevention to Recovery: A Continuum of Care for Behavioral Health FREE virtual seminar
When:Thursday, March 3, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Where:Online via Zoom. Pre-registration recommended, not required.
Zoom Meeting ID: 950 0674 0507Passcode: 845947

About South Texas Health System
South Texas Health System is a multi-facility healthcare system serving patients throughout the Rio Grande Valley. The system includes four acute care facility campuses with specialties in pediatrics, heart and vascular services, maternity and women’s health and trauma services. Inpatient and outpatient treatment for behavioral health needs and addictive disorders is also provided through the system’s South Texas Health System Behavioral facility. South Texas Health System is affiliated with the South Texas Clinical Partners ACO, Prominence Health Plan, and Cornerstone Regional Hospital. The system operates an advanced Level II Trauma Center at South Texas Health System McAllen, the first and only freestanding children’s facility and pediatric ER at South Texas Health System Children’s, the region’s only freestanding heart hospital and specialized cardiac ER at South Texas Health System Heart, and six freestanding emergency rooms located in and around Weslaco, Mission, Edinburg, McAllen and Alamo. For more information about the system and its comprehensive services, please visit

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