Join NBC 5 and Metrocare Services at the Meal for the Minds luncheon on Thursday, October 5, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Former Dallas Cowboys running back and NFL Hall of Famer, Emmitt Smith, will headline the luncheon where he will talk about mental health and advocate the importance of talking openly.
As a nationally recognized leader, Smith has spoken publicly on the topic of mental health issues and elevates this mission each time he speaks about our country’s mental health epidemic. His successes throughout his career in the National Football League, television broadcasting, real estate and philanthropy provide a unique platform to influence others to speak up and reach out.
Metrocare Services celebrates the organization’s 50th anniversary this year. In 1967, virtually no one spoke publicly about mental illness. In 2017, the stigma of mental illness is lessened because of those with the courage to speak publicly.
There has never been a more important time to talk about mental health. Three in four Texans have a friend or family member that has experienced a mental health issue. Metrocare aims to make a difference in lives by providing behavioral health, primary care, pharmacy, housing and supportive services.
About Metrocare Services
Metrocare is the largest provider of mental health services in North Texas, serving more than 57,000 adults and children annually. For 50 years, Metrocare has provided an array of services including behavioral health services, primary care centers for adults and children, accessible pharmacies, housing and supportive social services. Through the Altshuler Center for Education & Research, they are advancing mental health beyond Dallas County. For more information, visit www.metrocareservices.org or call 214-743-1200. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Registration and silent auction open at 11:00 a.m. and the luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. For ticket information, please call 214.743.1220 or visit metrocareservices.org.
Meal for the Minds
Feature Keynote Speaker Emmitt Smith
Thursday, October 5
2201 N. Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207