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Boone County School’s Youth Mental Health Summit to be Feb. 28-29 at Florence Baptist Church

The 3rd Annual Youth Mental Health Summit will take place Friday, February 28, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, February 29, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Florence Baptist Church, 642 Mt. Zion Road, Florence.

It is presented by the Boone County Schools.

Both days will include a meal, keynote speakers, and various workshops and seminars, led by national, state and local experts in the areas of youth mental health.

Keynote speakers include:

Kristen Jane Anderson,
Survivor of attempted suicide by train
Emma Benoit, Survivor of attempted suicide by gunshot.
Stephen Kavalkovich, 9/11 Rescue worker turned to drug use and is now a recovery

Breakout session will include:

Session topics on Trauma-Informed Care, Social Emotional Learning, Drug-Free Clubs of America, Bullying, Resiliency, Mindfulness and many more.

The goals of the Summit are to increase mental health literacy, to reduce the stigma associated with mental health disorders in our community and to strengthen community response to youth development through awareness, knowledge, connectivity and access.

Purchase tickets here

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  1. Harold A Maio says:

    —-to reduce the stigma associated with mental health disorders

    As simple as this sounds, to “reduce” it, do not personally or editorially participate in it. Do not personally or editorially support people who do.

    Be aware of the power your word choices have.

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