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BCCPTA/PTSA Mental Health Townhall
BCCPTA/PTSA - Mental Health Townhall 11-19-2020
The Broward County council PTA/PTSA's Mental Health Committee in partnership with Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) namely Nora Rupert (District 7), Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention (FISP), United Way, Equality Florida, Joe Dimaggio Children's Hospital, Broward County Human Services, SEDNET, NAMI, SunServe, Quota of South Florida and many others held a Virtual Mental Health Town Hall on November 19, 2020. The Town Hall consisted of a 20-minute resource fair connecting our community to much-needed support services followed by an hour Q and A with a panel of specialists.
The committee will hold approximately 8 total town halls, one in each Broward County Public School District from 2020 through 2021. Our goal is to offer as much conversation as possible about mental health and how "we all have it". Another priority is lifting the stigma on mental health issues by offering our PTA members, our students, and our families a forum for speaking out, asking for help, and being there to provide resources for ourselves and our community.
THANK YOU TO OUR PANELISTS FOR BEING PART OF OUR FIRST VIRTUAL MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE! YOUR PRESENCE AND VOICES WERE INVALUABLE!
THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDED. WE HOPE YOU GAINED NEW INSIGHTS INTO TODAY'S YOUTH AND FAMILIES ISSUES AND WAYS TO MITIGATE THEM!
Meet Our Panelists
Our Event Moderator
Program Director, Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention Inc.
School Board Member BCPS/District 7
Chauntea S. Cummings
SEDNET Project Coordinator/ESE Counseling
Broward Public Schools
Keith D. Bostick
Deputy Director - Broward County
Human Services Department
Executive Director - Broward County
NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness
Youth Director - SunServe
Blake E. Cohen
Author / Addictions Professional