09:00 AM until 12:00 PM
LocationPrestonwood Pond View map
14850 Montfort Drive,
Dallas, TX, 75254
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/somethingforkelly/
- Ages: All ages
On Sept. 11, representatives from local nonprofits centered around mental health will host a community fair in the parking lot of Prestonwood Pond. The event, called On Mindful Pond, features entertainment and access to local mental health experts, resources and services. On Mindful Pond is hosted by Something for Kelly Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates for and empowers others to seek treatment for eating disorders, and The Morgan Foundation, an organization fighting to address inequities in the mental health community.
On Mindful Pond will empower the North Texas community to act on, address and destigmatize mental health wellness. This event provides an opportunity to educate the general public about mental health as well as how to access treatment in the DFW community.
The mental health community fair is free and open to all ages. Guests are encouraged to bring their fishing gear, as Prestonwood Pond is naturally spring-fed and stocked with fish. A few of the many scheduled exhibitors include:
- Academy for Eating Disorders
- Camp Wonderment
- Dallas Meditation Center
- Garland Behavioral Hospital
- Living Well Dallas
- Patriot Paws
According to National Alliance on Mental Illness, tens of millions of people in the U.S. are currently affected by one or more mental illnesses.
- 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness
- 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness
- 17% of youth (6-17) experience a mental health disorder
- 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-34 and the tenth leading cause of death overall in the U.S.
For more information, to register to attend, exhibit at or make a donation, please visit the On Mindful Pond’s Eventbrite page, or visit the event’s Facebook page. On Mindful Pond is now welcoming exhibitors. All exhibitors will be invited to attend a VIP dinner at Prestonwood Pond on Friday, Sept. 10, which will include Texas barbeque and entertainment by the jazz band Rhythm Addiction. Nonprofit organizations may exhibit free of charge, and for-profit organizations interested in exhibiting are asked to make a modest donation of $500.