The scholarship is a tribute to honor the professional career of Joe P Skelly, LMHC, licensed clinical
psychotherapist. Funded by an anonymous donor, the $50,000.00 scholarship provides for the mental
health needs of impoverished children who require intense levels of psychiatric treatment. The Mental
Health Association is honored to be entrusted with the care and management of the scholarship for
children in need in Okaloosa and Walton counties. Skelly, an award winning mental health therapist is the CEO of Joseph P. Skelly P.A., operating as
Lorien Counseling of Mary Esther, FL.
Skelly is also the President of Emerald Coast Mental Health Counselors Association and Regional Director of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. He is the previous winner of the MHA's Treatment Professional of the Year Award and has been a leading activist for the mental health community and the mentally ill since the 1980s.
Donate to the Joe P. Skelly Children's Therapy Scholarship
If you would prefer to donate to the Joe P. Skelly Children's Therapy Scholarship by mail, please send check (with reference to Joe P. Skelly) to The Mental Health Association of Okaloosa/Walton Counties at:
Mental Health Association of
571 Mooney Road, NE
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547
More About the Joe P. Skelly Children's Therapy Scholarship, Also Known As the Brain Health Project
The Brain Health Project is a free of charge, early identification, and mental health treatment program for youth 12-21 years of age. Brain Health works with students who experience dysfunctional mental health symptoms, and conditions that often lead to school failure, hospitalizations, and suicide. This program is designed for youth who are without insurance or other resources needed to secure timely mental health treatment and stabilization services.
One in every five students has a diagnosable mental health condition, yet only one third
ever receive treatment. Early treatment, stabilization, and support helps students and families get back on track with school, with life, with jobs and with friends.
Don't wait, get the help your child needs now...
Mental Health Association of Okaloosa/Walton Counties
State of Florida Registration Number: CH1318
MHA Office 571 Mooney Rd., NE | Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Phone: (850) 244-1040 | Fax: (850) 244-2573
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