October 28, 2023
Starting 9:00 am • Doors Open at 8:00 am
Robarts Arena
3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237

About Step Into The Light:
A Mental Health Summit

Join Us in Promoting Mental Health Wellness in Our Community

Step into the Light: A Mental Health Summit is your chance to take control of your mental health and wellbeing! This free event is open to the public and designed to empower attendees to learn new coping skills, promote mental health wellness in their environment, and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. 

Whether you’re a client, clinician, parent, or advocate, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from experts, connect with others, and access valuable community resources. 

Join us for an interactive and immersive experience that will transform how you think about mental health!

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Doors Open at 8 am | Program starts at 9 am

Event Sponsors

This event is free due to the generosity of our sponsors

Ray of Light Sponsors

Community Resource Partners

  • Akili Interactive
  • Coastal Behavioral Healthcare
  • Family Network on Disabilities
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical
  • Suncoast Behavioral Health Center
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Registering for Step into the Light: A Mental Health Summit is easy. Go to the registration page and select GENERAL ADMISSION if you’re an attendee or choose a SPONSOR PACKAGE if you’re participating. Follow the prompts to complete your registration, making sure to provide accurate and up-to-date information.

We can’t wait to see you at the event!

Yes, food and drinks will be available for purchase at the event.

If you are unable to attend the Step into the Light: A Mental Health Summit but still want to support this important cause, you can become a Community Supporter. By making a contribution at any level, you can help Sunshine from Darkness provide a free mental health event to the public and make a difference in our community.

Your donation will support the promotion of mental health wellness, help erase the stigma associated with mental illness, assist in advocacy efforts, and help educate the community by providing this event free of charge to the public.

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Join Sunshine from Darkness in promoting mental health wellness and reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness by becoming a Community Resource Partner (CRP).

Your local nonprofit or for-profit organization that provides valuable resources for the mental health community can make a meaningful impact by supporting the Step into the Light: A Mental Health Summit, a free event for the public.

As a CRP, your participation is crucial in making this important event possible and supporting our advocacy efforts towards mental health wellness. You will have a six-foot table in the main exhibition hall and your organization’s name will be prominently displayed in the program and event website.

Join us today and make a real difference in promoting mental health wellness, erasing the stigma associated with mental illness, and supporting Sunshine from Darkness’ advocacy efforts. Be a part of this endeavor to educate, advocate, and promote mental health wellness in our community.

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  10. Send a follow-up email or newsletter to your subscribers after the event to thank them for attending and to share any important takeaways or insights from the event.

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