Broward Behavioral Health Coalition and Community Partners Host Mental Health Panel

The nonprofit recently marked a decade of bolstering behavioral health and wellness in the community.

Broward Behavioral Health Coalition (BBHC) and its community partners recently held a “Connection Between Art and Mental Well-Being” Panel Discussion at the Studio 18 Art Complex in Pembroke Pines. The event also marked the closure of the National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill (NAEMI) 35th Anniversary Art Exhibition. Attendees had the opportunity to explore the NAEMI Art Exhibition, featuring works by internationally acclaimed artists such as Echo McCallister, Ramon Losa, Jorge Alberto Cadi, Hector Gallo, and Sebastian Ferreira, while enjoying light refreshments.

After the guests explored the exhibition, the panel discussion on the “Connection Between Art and Mental Well-Being” commenced. Distinguished panelists, including Silvia Quintana, CEO of Broward Behavioral Health Coalition; Senator and Mayor of Broward County Nan Rich, Board Chair of Broward Behavioral Health Coalition; and Susan Nyamora, CEO of South Florida Wellness Network, shared profound insights into the relationship between art and mental well-being. They discussed how artistic expression serves as a catalyst for healing and self-discovery.

Silvia Quintana, Senator and Broward County Mayor Nan Rich, Commissioner Thomas Good, Jr. and Ana Valladares

The event’s community partners comprised National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill (NAEMI), South Florida Wellness Network, Studio 18 Art Complex, National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Pembroke Pines, Florida Arts & Culture, Sunshine Health, Broward County Cultural Division, United Way of Broward County, and Janssen.

Broward Behavioral Health Coalition is committed to eradicating the stigma around mental healthcare and establishing a unified, thorough, and adaptable care system in Broward County.

(Photos courtesy of Downtown Photo) 

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.