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The Psychological Services Department of the Polk Public Schools partnered with eight other mental health agencies and the Lakeland Flying Tigers in a recent event.

Psychological Services participated in the “Mental Health Matters” program that was held at a recent Flying Tigers baseball game at Lakeland’s Marchant Stadium.

Psychological Services, a division within the school district’s Student Services Department, had a booth at the stadium that included information about the mental health services provided in the schools. Their booth included a “Psychology Wheel Of Fortune” game.

Psychological Services staff also got the opportunity to go onto the Marchant Stadium playing field.

Student Services provides school psychologists, social workers, counselors and nurses assisting students. Each school in Polk County has a Student Services team that works with students.

Joining the Polk Public Schools in the Mental Health Matters event was the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, InnerAct Alliance, Lakeland Regional Medical Center’s Mental Health/Addiction Recovery Center, USA Mental Health First Aid, National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Peace River Center, Tri-County Human Services, Inc. and Winter Haven Hospital.

The Lakeland Flying Tigers are a minor league affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Detroit Tigers that plays its Florida State League home games in Lakeland’s Marchant Stadium from April through August.

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