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Mental Health Awareness Night
March 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Montgomery Blair High School PTSA cordially invites parents/guardians as well as students to attend the 2017 Annual Mental Health Awareness Night on Tuesday March 21 from 7:00pm-9:00pm in the school Media Center, 51 University Blvd, E., Silver Spring, MD 20901.
“Mental Health” is for EVERYONE! There will be outstanding speakers to decipher the mystery of the various aspects of Mental Health ranging from Mental Illness, Mental Wellness, Mental Resilience, Mental Empowerment, Fulfilling Mental Potential, to Real-Life Applications such as “Raising well-balanced kids: A 1st generation immigrant perspective”. These excellent presentations are intended to benefit ALL families and their students.
The speakers include experienced presenters from The National Alliance on Mental Health. They will use their personal experience to illustrate the impact of mental health conditions on people, in particular youth, as well as ways to promote mental wellness and resilience. Whether you have a child who may be struggling, or you want to learn more about how to help your child handle stress in positive ways, this is a great way to have the conversation and learn about helpful resources in our community.
The speakers also include Adrienne Lo, who regularly speaks to parent groups on how to navigate inter-generational and cultural challenges. Adrienne is a Yale University alum admissions interviewer, workforce strategist, and founder of IvyLead, Leadership Training for Teens. Her presentation will focus on the topic of “Raising well-balanced kids: A 1st generation immigrant perspective”. This will be an interactive workshop focusing on how parents, particularly those of an immigrant background, can improve communicate with their children and support their children to develop confidence, well-being, and the skills that enable them to be successful and reach their full potential. Blair has a large body of immigrant families, and this presentation will be very helpful to them. Meanwhile, since the same principles can be applied to all families, the presentation may be of interest to any family wanting to help their students reach their full potential.
ALL parents/guardians as well as their students are invited to attend this very informative and valuable program.
Please arrive early at the Media Center to have a seat, as a large audience may be expected to attend.
You are encouraged to bring questions to the event, or send questions to Luke Gao (firstname.lastname@example.org). The presenters will also take questions from the audience and address as many as time permits.
Parent and student volunteers are welcome; please let us know if you are available to help! ?