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Mental Health Awareness Conference at Crivitz
Issue Date: March 11, 2020
Crivitz-Building on last year's successful conference, Crivitz High School will host a free Mental Health Awareness Conference for teens and adults on Saturday, April 4 at Crivitz High School, 400 South Ave., in Crivitz. Together with Community Education, mental health wellness committee members and volunteers from school and the public, the Student Services Team will have individuals to share insight and information on mental health issues which may affect teens and adults.
The day begins at 8 AM for registration, followed by a short welcome at 8:30 a.m., and the first keynote address will begin at 8:40 a.m. by Jessie Benash, a licensed clinical social worker, an adjunct professor at UW-Whitewater and motivational speaker, who will share her story of life after a disabling motorcycle accident at age 15. She titles her story Limb Laugh Love. She speaks of how personal attitude and influence outcomes in one's lives.
The first breakout session is at 9:40 a.m. There are four sessions for adults and three for teens, geared to helping individuals recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, learning how to focus on the moment, and learning some basic ways of self-defense.
The second keynote speaker is Ali Marsh, who will talk on the impact of technology. Her presentation, Staying Connected to What Matters, will point out the importance of finding a balance with the use of technology.
Following a free lunch from 11:20 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., the second breakout session also has four sessions for adults and three for teens. Topics range from using creative journaling, learning to use coping skills to help reduce anxiety, and learning how to help someone contemplating suicide.
After a brief wrap-up and prize drawing, the day ends with Amanda Springob, who will talk on ways to open up to others when dealing with anxiety and depression. She will share how she was able to overcome her anxiety and depression.
There will be water and light snacks available throughout the day, basket raffles, and mental health provider and wellness vendor displays.
Registration for the conference can be completed online by going to Crivitz.k12.wi.us home page and clicking on the heading "Mental Health Awareness Conference" near the bottom of the page. There is also a form on the back of the flyer which can be completed and mailed to the Crivitz School c/o Jannie. Registrations are appreciated by April 1. Walk-ins are welcome.