Schedule

May 18 (Monday) | May 19 (Tuesday) | May 20 (Wednesday) | May 21 (Thursday) | May 22 (Friday)

Monday, May 18, 2020

Welcome to Mental Health Awareness 2020

9 am: Jen Shade, Broadcaster from WQXA-FM, will officially open Mental Health Awareness week 2020. Listen to Jen’s Opening Remarks.


10 am: Unlocking the Key to My Recovery

Kaitlyn Arrow will speak to us today about her recovery. She is a youth mental health advocate. Listen to Kaitlyn’s Unlocking the Key to My Recovery.


3:30-4:30 pm: Drop In For Youth, led by Youth MOVE PA

Youth MOVE PA is excited to host a series of Youth Virtual Drop-In Meetings that are all about getting some social interaction, even if we can’t go out and do our normal activities like school, sports, going to the game store, or hanging out with our friends.

Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/410999098 – Meeting ID: 410-999-098


4-5 pm: A LIVE Conversation for Youth About Mental Health featuring Rep. Michael Schlossberg

Rep. Schlossberg will speak with youth in Pennsylvania on a Zoom meeting, and discuss issues related to mental health. He will share a little about himself, about work that is happening in the legislature around mental health, and answer questions that youth may have about advocacy or other related topics.

Please join us and bring your questions.

Register in advance for this conversation. Seats are limited. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Tuesday, May 19, 2020

9:30 am: Trauma Training 101: SESSION FULLY BOOKED

Trauma 101: An Overview of Trauma-Informed Care (2-hour workshop)

Trauma 101: Research shows that 67% of the population has experienced at least one Adverse Childhood Experience. These trauma-based adversities are predictive of a multitude of toxic physical, mental, and social outcomes throughout a person’s lifetime. As a society and as individuals, we need to be better informed and prepared to prevent and address the traumatic impact of childhood adversities.


10 am: Ariel Mickey Stop. Watch. Listen.

Ariel Mickey, a youth advocate, and a special education teacher will speak to us about her lived experience starting at the age of 12. Listen to Ariel’s talk: Stop. Watch. Listen.


11 am: Shalawn James, United We Stand Divided We Fall

Shalawn James, Acting Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of Pennsylvania will speak to us about her lived experience. Listen to Shalawn’s talk: United We Stand Divided We Fall.


2 pm: Secretary Teresa D. Miller, Too Many People Struggle in Silence

Secretary Teresa D. Miller will speak to us about Mental Health Awareness Month, struggling in silence, and more. Listen to Secretary Miller’s talk: Too Many People Struggle in Silence.


5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.: Together @ Home  

Together at Home: Resources for Youth and Families is a virtual conference designed specifically for families and students to finish the school year strong. Presenters will offer twenty-minute sessions to assist with learning in a virtual environment. Several sessions have been specially designed just for students.

Register now.


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

9:30 am: Trauma Training 102: SESSION FULLY BOOKED

Trauma 102: Basic Skills of Trauma-Informed Care (2-hour workshop)

Building on information provided in Trauma 101, participants will expand their understanding of trauma and be provided with specific skills that enhance their abilities to interact with trauma-impacted people in emotionally and relationally healthy ways. As we become trauma-aware, we have a responsibility to prevent, avoid, and respond to trauma as well as suggest trauma-informed therapeutic options.


10 am: Jen Shade, You Are Not Alone

Jen Shade, Broadcaster from WQXA-FM, will talk to us about her lived experience, and how things have changed for the better in the mental health field. Listen to Jen Shade’s talk: You Are Not alone


2 pm: OMHSAS, Deputy Secretary Department of Human Services, Kristen Houser, May is Mental Health Month

“We are more aware of the need for behavioral health care this May then we ever have been before.” Kristen Houser will talk to us about resources that are available to all Pennsylvanians. Listen to Kristen Houser’s talk: May is Mental Health Month.


2:30 pm: Youth MOVE National, MOVE it Forward, Perfect Vision 20/20

What is a vision board? What should it look like? How do I involve youth in this process?

All these questions and more will be answered at our Vision Sessions, hosted by Youth MOVE National staff. We will walk through ways to participate in this year’s Children’s Mental Health Awareness campaign and create your own vision board. 

This training will be provided using Zoom by Madeline Zielinski and Jasmine Boatwright.

Join Zoom Meeting.


3:30-4:30 pm: Drop In For Youth, led by Youth MOVE PA

Youth MOVE PA is excited to host a series of Youth Virtual Drop-In Meetings that are all about getting some social interaction, even if we can’t go out and do our normal activities like school, sports, going to the game store, or hanging out with our friends.

Heidi Niebauer from My Life will be the special co-host. Heidi will be talking specifically about mindfulness, movement, and self-care for youth. Join us.

Zoom meeting link – Meeting ID: 998 3384 8879


Thursday, May 21, 2020

9:30 am: Trauma Training 103: SESSION FULLY BOOKED

Trauma 103: Recognizing Vicarious & Secondary Trauma for Caregivers

The emotional and physical cost of being an engaged and empathetic caregiver can be an occupational hazard. Considering the potential impact of vicarious and secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burn-out, caregivers are provided with critical steps in identifying signs and symptoms of each. Additionally, practical skills and a commitment to self-care are an integral part of this interactive workshop.


10 am: Ariel Mickey The Worth of Words and Kindness

Ariel Mickey will talk about her experience working with youth, especially those living with a label attached to them because so often all they ever see is the label and not their actual worth as a person. Listen to her talk: The Worth of Words and Kindness


11 am: George Fleming Share Your Voice, Dad to Dad

George Fleming will talk to us about being a father with a child with mental health challenges and provide insights for other fathers. Listen to George’s talk: Share Your Voice, Dad to Dad. Also, From Dads to Dads tip sheet.


2 pm: Dr. Rachel Levine The Importance of Self Care

Dr. Rachel Levine, Secretary of Health in Pennsylvania, will speak to us about the importance of self-care, especially during this time of COVID-19, and to reflect and bring attention to our mental health. Listen to Dr. Levine’s talk: The Importance of Self Care.


Friday, May 22, 2020

10 am: Ayala Rosenthal Don’t Give Up, Help is Out There

Ayala Rosenthal is a youth advocate who will talk to us about her lived experience, being an advocate, and getting help. Listen to her talk Don’t Give up, Help is Out There.


10:30 am: Lloyd G. Wertz, M.S., LIVE Self and Community Advocacy

Lloyd G. Wertz, M.S. will talk about our capacities in advocating for behavioral health services for themselves and their loved ones. Anyone who has an interest in publicly funded behavioral health services and wants to learn more about how to improve their quality and access should attend. 

You will leave with a basic idea of how to get your concerns and desires heard at all levels of government, as well as agency leadership.

This will be a live Zoom presentation. Please register for this talk.  


11 am: Kathy Quick and Tristan Schnoke, Mother and Daughter

Kathy and Tristan, mother and daughter, will talk to us about their lived experiences, their relationship, and how they continue on today. Listen to their talk, Mother and Daughter.


2 pm: Secretary Jennifer Smith, Substance Use Disorder Can Happen to Anyone.

Secretary Jen Smith, Secretary for Pennsylvania’s Drug and Alcohol Programs, tells us that, we as Pennsylvanians have an obligation to increase awareness and reduce stigma around mental health issues. Listen to her talk, Substance Use Disorder Can Happen to Anyone.


3:30-4:30 pm: Drop In For Youth, led by Youth MOVE PA

Youth MOVE PA is excited to host a series of Youth Virtual Drop-In Meetings that are all about getting some social interaction, even if we can’t go out and do our normal activities like school, sports, going to the game store, or hanging out with our friends.

Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/410999098 – Meeting ID: 410-999-098