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Crivitz School District To Host Mental Health Conference
Issue Date: March 28, 2019
Crivitz School District will host the first Mental Health Awareness Conference on Saturday, April 13. This free event will take place at Crivitz High School, 400 South Ave., Crivitz. Through the efforts of the Student Services Team, the district was awarded a grant from the Department of Justice. Together with community education, mental health wellness committee members, and many others in the community, this team has brought together many individuals to share insight and information on mental health issues affecting teens and adults.
Registration begins at 8 AM with the first keynote address at 8:45 AM. Alison Maresh will share ways to manage the abundance of digital technology in a healthy and beneficial manner.
Following Maresh will be 14 breakout sessions for teens and 17 for adults. Teen session cover topics such as forming and maintaining healthy friendship and dating relationships, ways to cope with trauma, using exercise and physical activity for improved mental health, as well as others on stress and anxiety.
Adult session topics will discuss self-care tips, information on suicide awareness and coping with loss, helping family members or others dealing with dementia, prescription drug use and abuse, physical activity to help reduce and manage stress in daily life and other topics pertaining to improving mental health.
The conference will conclude with a keynote address given by Tim Markle of the UW-Madison Waisman Center. His focus is on forgiveness and the significant role it plays in everyone's physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
There will be a free lunch and light snacks available. There will also be basket raffles and door prizes. Registration 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.