Information for Patients :: Family and Friends Day 2012






The Heart of Music
The 20th Annual Family & Friends Day at Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute will be held on Thursday, September 20 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  in the Auditorium at SWVMHI. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m.  in the lobby of the Bagley Building. This year’s theme is The Heart of Music. 


We will hear an inspiring story of recovery from Mr. James Turner, a SWVMHI Peer Support Specialist, about his own recovery.  The story will provide us all an opportunity to gain insight into how people diagnosed with serious mental illnesses cope with the realities of their symptoms while reclaiming productive lives.

In tune with a true celebration of music, we will be inspired by showcasing the talents and strengths of the people here that are in recovery. We will have a variety of events, including a karaoke competition and a Cornhole (also known as Slopes) tournament. Refreshments will be provided as well.  The theme-based decorations, art, and activities are all a result of the hard work of the individuals here at the facility who are on their own recovery journey. Please come out and celebrate with us!