In the entire United States May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition of that designation, Texas Health and Human Services is hosting a free community resource festival in Lufkin.

Their "Turn To" community festival in Amarillo on May 18, 2024, was already a big success at Amarillo College. Now it is Lufkin's turn to spotlight local mental health care and substance use prevention organizations.

The event is planned for this Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 11 AM to 3 PM in Lufkin.

Lufkin Community Event Connecting Texans To Mental Health Resources To Move

This event was originally to be held at the Kiwanis Park gazebo. After storms on Tuesday, they decided they should move the event indoors.

The event will now be held at the Lufkin Parks and Recreation Gym at 516 Montrose Street in Lufkin. e

There is a 50% chance of rain on Saturday, June 1st. That doesn't sound like much, but storms in the area have been very strong recently.

There is a chance of rain every day leading up to the event.

Turn To Lufkin Will Now Be An Indoor Event

If the potential for a hot sweaty day, or worse the possibility of a thunderstorm, was keeping you from considering attending this event, a venue change might be welcome.

I will personally be at the event the entire time.  I am glad that the state is offering this information and this event for the community.

Hands-on activities will be provided for families to reduce stress, address mental health concerns, and connect attendees to resources.

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The Turn To statewide campaign connects Texans with information and activities to improve their mental wellness and find support for substance use issues.

“Being able to access behavioral health resources right in your own community is so important,” said HHSC Chief Program and Services Officer Michelle Alletto. “The Turn To campaign is a way to help Texans access support right where they live. We’re excited about the upcoming events in Amarillo and Lufkin that are part of a much larger effort to create a healthier, more resilient Texas."

Visit to learn more about the community events and download or share the campaign’s free, bilingual educational resources.

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