November Branch Meeting

Updated: Sep 11

How to Stay Mentally Healthy (and Survive the Holidays)

A talk by Anne Posey, LMHC, NCC

Regional Director – Behavioral Health Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital

November 19, 2022 11:30 am.

Richardson Center

6155 College Drive, Vero Beach

$20 per person

Choose your lunch:

This lunch will be catered by Wild Thyme Catering, so we know the food will be delicious. In addition to a Caesar salad and fresh baked garlic bread, please choose one protein option:

Chicken Provencal Herb Seasoned Chicken in a Mediterranean Ragu with Artichoke Hearts, Kalamata Olives, Zucchini, Squash, Lemon Zest, and Fresh Parsley


Italian Sausage and Peppers Stew Sliced Italian Sausage mixed with Bell Peppers, Onions, and Tomatoes served over White Rice





Email to register and send a check for $25

to AAUW, PO Box 2143, Vero Beach, FL 32961.

Both steps are necessary.



Does your stress level increase over the holidays?

Learn how to survive with less stress with Anne Posey’s tips about staying mentally healthy. We’ve invited her to talk with us on November 19th because:

  • 55% of Americans report feeling stressed daily, about 20% higher than the global average

  • 63% of US workers feel ready to quit their jobs to avoid work related stress.

  • Nearly 8 in 10 adults (78%) say the coronavirus pandemic has been a significant source of stress in their life

  • In addition, societal stressors have been pervasive in previous years, such as health care, mass shootings, climate change.

  • Nearly 2 in 3 adults (65%) say the number of issues facing America is currently overwhelming to them.

Ms. Posey is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has over twenty-five years’ experience in behavioral health care, having worked in inpatient, residential and outpatient settings. She has a calling for ensuring that consumers with behavioral health needs in the get the best possible care available.

Ms. Posey has been an executive leader in several behavioral health agencies, including psychiatric hospitals, community mental health, child welfare and juvenile justice systems. She began working with the Behavioral Health Center at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in November 2017 and was promoted to the role of Regional Director of Behavioral Health in October 2021.

Program development and innovation is a passion for Ms. Posey. By championing and implementing tele-psychiatry across the Cleveland Clinic Florida region, she has allowed patients experiencing a mental health crisis to receive the quality care in a timely fashion. This has resulted in more use of the psychiatry consult service as well as better patient outcomes and satisfaction.